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  • Festivities in Bumthang Valley, Bhutan==Jakar, Bumthang Valley== In our last travel blog entry, we stated that Bhutan was the “land of the dragon”. Well, just to affirm our statement, here’s a photo of the country’s flag. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/350085/00-P105094.._Bhut Posted by janejoe in Yakking it up in Bollywood - 2012 | Nov 12, 2011
  • Bhutan, Land of the Dragon(ignore Greece map) Map of Bhutan: ==Thimpu (the Capitol)== We arrived in Bhutan via Delhi, India in the late afternoon of 6 November. After getting our luggage, we were greeted by our guide, Kuenga, and driver who we’ll have throu Posted by janejoe in Yakking it up in Bollywood - 2012 | Nov 10, 2011
  • BhutanPhotos [[http://www.bensmethers.co.uk/photos/bhutan|View photos...]] Reaching Bhutan The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small country nestled high in the Himalayas. The only international airport is situated in the second largest town of Paro Posted by bsmethers in Travel Logs | Nov 2, 2009
  • Still my Happy Place!Still happy in Bhutan! This country is something really special. I have not met a person yet that isn't nice, smiling, seemingly content. When I asked my guide about GNH, she said she thinks it really is working, and her best Posted by ryanober1 in All Ober the Globe | Apr 9, 2011
  • GNH (Gross National Happiness)GNH (Gross National Happiness) When we all chose our first country to visit on our trip, my first was Bhutan. I read an article in National Geographic about this country and what it believes in and how the people act and Posted by ryanober1 in All Ober the Globe | Apr 9, 2011
  • today1went swimmong * shopping *boxes #32qjdf Posted by 123454321 in 12345 | Feb 27, 2011
  • Bhutan!!!We believe that Bhutan is one of the best kept secrets in the world. Thanks to some great research by Kym and some encouraging words from my aunt Sharon, we decided to go. It is rather expensive and this was Posted by kym.haley in Quarter Life Crisis? Maybe so... | Jun 9, 2010
  • The Last Shangri-LaA ‘Dzong’ is a monastery. A ‘Wang’ is a blessing. And there are huge phalluses painted on people’s houses. Welcome to Bhutan. The Land of the Thunder Dragon, or the last Shangri La, rema Posted by meghatron in The Adventures of Tron | Mar 22, 2010
  • Voices of Oklahoma Web Story on Being a Fulbright in BhutanThe Voices of Oklahoma Web Magazine has just published this article on our visit to Bhutan: http://www.voicesofok.org/2010/02/ou-professor-serves-as-first-american-fulbright-scholar-in-bhutan/ There is a great photo essay with pictures taken b Posted by mgivel in Bhutan Diary | Feb 11, 2010
  • Bhutan National Day CelebrationMuch to my surprise, I received an invitation from the Royal Government of Bhutan to observe in a distinguished visitor's enclosure at Changlimthang National Stadium in Thimphu--Bhutan's National Day celebration on December 17, 2009. The National Day cel Posted by mgivel in Bhutan Diary | Dec 20, 2009
  • Press Coverage in Bhutan on New Tobacco ReportA major newspaper in Bhutan--Kuensel--has just run a great story on my newly released tobacco report: http://www.kuenselonline.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=14055 The article is entitled: [i]Non-criminal approach recommended, Posted by mgivel in Bhutan Diary | Nov 28, 2009
  • Bhutan Tobacco Policy and Administration Report I have completed my final report on Bhutan's unique anti-tobacco legislation enacted in 2004. You can read the entire report here: http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/G/Michael.S.Givel-1/Bhutan%20Tobacco%20Monograph8.pdf Posted by mgivel in Bhutan Diary | Nov 24, 2009
  • Taktshang, The Tiger’s Nest RIM has finished training another group of Japanese volunteers. To cap off their orientation, they took a field trip to the famous Tiger’s Nest (Taktshang Lhakhang), the temple to Guru Rinp Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Nov 18, 2009
  • Travels in Central BhutanWe all made a trip to the district of Bumthang in central Bhutan Oct. 23-26. Bumthang is rural area, famous for its cheese and festivals, and its own style of food. We choose to go on a weekend to minimize Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Nov 13, 2009
  • The Pobjilkha ValleyPobjilkha is a beautiful green valley, the bottom just turning rust colored as frost hits the sedges. The bottom is about 4km wide and very long, long enough that some residents migra Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Nov 10, 2009
  • Thimphu Tsechu Day 3We've been having computer and internet problems, so here (only a bit late!) is the description of the the last day of the Thimphu Festival, on Sept. 30. Since then, it's gotten much cooler, only a light jacket is needed Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Nov 5, 2009
  • The Prime Minister and IJust a short update on the progress of my Fulbright research in Bhutan. I am now in the final stage of my research on the policy and administration of Bhutan's landmark 2004 anti-tobacco law. The 2004 anti-tobacco law banned Posted by mgivel in Bhutan Diary | Nov 4, 2009
  • Bhutan On Two Wheels - ProloguePrologue: It was a sunny Monday afternoon and the chat table at CCD was getting heated up without any hot ingredient from the vendor. Bullz were zeroing in on their ticket bookings for an upcoming long ride to the mountains. The Posted by arnabm00 in Bhutan On Two Wheels | Nov 1, 2009
  • Thimphu Tsechu Day 2Mike and Noah decide to stay home this day; the dances do get kind of long. I’m a bit late today and am relegated to sitting on the ground in front of the concrete benches. It’s much more crowded today; the Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Oct 12, 2009
  • Thimphu Tsechu Day 1We arrived about ½ hour early at the Tashichoe Dzong (the local Thimphu dzong, residence of the King, and seat of government), joining the throngs in their best clothes, jewelry and ceremonial scarves. A few years ago a new courtyard/amphitheater Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Oct 8, 2009
  • Holiday Season in ThimphuA holiday season for both Buddhists and Hindus in Thimphu began on Thursday September 17 with a “puja” for cars. A “puja” is a religious offering, prayer, or action. One taxi driver told me it was the day of the Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Oct 5, 2009
  • Return to ParoThere is so much to see and do in Paro (the small town about 1.5 hrs from Thimphu where the airport is) that we had to return. We were hoping The National Museum of Bhutan might have some history books Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Oct 2, 2009
  • The Ancient Laws of BhutanIn 1616, the modern founder of Bhutan, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel arrived from Tibet in Bhutan as prophesized by Guru Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche. Zhabdrung unified Bhutan under one governmental system. Guru Rinpoche foresaw the building of the Pu Posted by mgivel in Bhutan Diary | Sep 14, 2009
  • The National Memorial ChortenThimphu’s Memorial Chorten is both a chorten and a temple in one. It occupies a prominent place in the center of the main road near the south entrance of the city proper; traffic splits to go around it. It was Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Aug 29, 2009
  • A Hike to Tango GoembaSunday, Aug. 23, we got a bit of an early start and hiked up to Tango Goemba, a monastery about 12 km north of Thimphu. We started with a drive up the valley, winding through lush pine and oak forests, Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Aug 28, 2009
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