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Memories of Bhutan
I recently had the opportunity to visit Bhutan. This Himalayan country did not open their doors until 1974 and I feel fortunate to have been one of the less than 30,000 people who visit each year. And if you’re still wondering where the heck Bhutan is, I’ve got your answer at
Although I ended up with an unexpected souvenir (I broke my ankle hiking), I learned this country is very committed to sustainability. The constitution mandates that a large portion of the country remain forested, tourists must travel with a guide and prices are set to give tourism companies a reasonable living.
While I’ve been resting my ankle, I’ve edited my hours of Bhutan video to a length that people might actually watch. For a few highlights check out http://www.youtube.com/user/Reinventure#p/a/u/0/4y_JTjaDQc0
Or for a ring-side view of the amazing flight into the country see http://www.youtube.com/user/Reinventure#p/a/u/1/wGeyuZE2GoY
It doesn't compare to a real trip, but then again, it comes with no jet-lag!
Thanks to Lotay and Fin of Bridge to Bhutan www.bridgetobhutan.bt for showing us the best of Bhutan and providing lots of unique experiences (not counting the twisted ankle!).
If you’re interested in your own trip to Bhutan or the unique approach that the Bhutanese are taking to tourism development, you can read more in my latest newsletter at http://www.kalahari-online.com/autumn09.pdf