Tag Archives: Bhutan

Two Takes on Bhutan

Bhutan Mountains

 

Destination: Bhutan

Books: (To Be Given Away by Random Draw)

Married to Bhutan: How One Woman Got Lost, Said “I Do” and Found Bliss, (NEW 4/2011) by Linda Leaming

Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth (NEW 1/2011) by Lisa Napoli

Two memoirs. One country. I can almost guarantee that you will like one of these books better than the other. What I cannot tell you is which you will like better.  That depends on which woman’s voice and persona most appeals to you.  I can also guarantee that reading either or both will put Bhutan firmly on your must-go list. Continue reading

Movie Searches for New Lama in Nepal

Destination: Nepal

Movie: Unmistaken Child (2008)

I gasped as the camera panned over a crystal steam and showed a misty green valley shadowed by the moutains that climbers dream of.  The camera tracks characters through the otherworldly narrow passageways between rough stone buildings that could just as well have been built in Middle Ages Europe as living villages in Nepal. Not just once, but several times while watching  Unmistaken Child, I had to fight the urge to call an airline– book a flight– get to Nepal. Now! Continue reading

Travel to Uruguay with New Novel

Great Big Travel Literature Giveaway prize today takes you to Bhutan. See bottom of post for details.

First Grand Prize Announced:Everyone who has entered the daily drawing has a chance at one of four grand prizes. The first: a $40 book crammed with information and pictures about the Americas. (Giveaway January 25–3 extra chances if you subscribe to A Traveler’s Library by e-mail.)

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Tango Dancers on Las Ramblas

Tango Dancers on Las Ramblas in Barcelona--not Uruguay

Book: The Invisible Mountain by Carolina de Robertis

The capitol of Uruguay-quick, do you know? Time’s up.  Montevideo was named by an explorer who thought he saw a mountain.  In [amazonify]0307271633::text:::: The Invisible Mountain [/amazonify], Carolina de Robertis points out there is no mountain.  And like the invisible mountain, parts of the lives of many of her characters are hidden. Continue reading