Monthly Archives: October 2015

Culture Shock

The Bhutanese diet in higher altitudes consists mainly of red rice, some meat like chicken or dried pork, and  vegetables or soup with chili peppers and cheese.  It is a treat to eat the first couple of days and then … Continue reading

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Barking in Bhutan

Dogs are everywhere and they seem to belong to everyone. They did not seem aggressive but I was warned about walking at night, not sure if it was because I would not see what I was stepping in or if … Continue reading

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Gross National Happiness

How does one measure this? I am just back from a great visit to Bhutan and by my standards, it was one happy trip! While this is a philosophical approach to governing a nation, it seems to be working. The present king’ … Continue reading

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Out Back

I’m moved again this past weekend as my sister and brother-in-law want their house back. Granny flat, in-law suite, refurbished garage could all describe my new “digs” but my landlady refers to it as  “out back”. I was lucky to find … Continue reading

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