Being Bhutanese

Doma

CHEW ON THIS

If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you are a tourist who, after getting bored of taking your millionth picture of fluffy, white clouds to post on your various social media platforms, decided to peruse through the in-flight magazine. Firstly, thank you for paying the daily Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) and enriching our country’s economy. Secondly, …

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Food

DISHING IT OUT

One of the quickest ways to experience any culture is by tasting it and before any of you get the idea to go around licking the various lhakhangs, chortens and maybe even the locals, I’m talking about food. Food is a quick way to experience a culture. Although, I have no doubts that there are …

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Building

BUILD, BUILDING, BUILT

I would like to tell you that if you visited any of Bhutan’s “touristy” destinations you will be greeted by valleys dotted with quaint homes surrounded by towering mountains and verdant hills (finally got to use the word ‘verdant’) but the truth is most places are now a chaotic mess of gaudy apartment buildings, half-constructed …

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Taxi

DRIVING ME BONKERS!

As a visually impaired person, I don’t drive. It’s not that I CAN’T drive but more so that I don’t like to. The first and last time I drove I remember not enjoying it. The amount of speed bumps was maddening. It also did not help that each time I went over one I heard …

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