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From the moment I stepped foot on the UWICE campus and looked up at the wide, green ridges surrounding us, I’ve been dying to see the view from the top of them. A few weekends ago, I got that chance. We had been asking about the signs for trails to Tharpaling monestary heading into the forest above campus pretty much since we arrived here last month, but had heard that it was… Read More

I thought I’d give myself a little time before writing this post to settle in, especially after three days of laughably slow and rough driving on the “highways” and mountain passes to get to central Bhutan and unpack at Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, aka my home for the next three months. Between starting classes and exploring our beautiful little valley, I finally got the chance to sit down, transfer… Read More

Tucked between China and India is a country that is about as mysterious as it is magical: Bhutan. Due to the High Value, Low Impact Tourism policy Bhutan enforces, only a small number of people visit each year, but that number is growing. The strict tourism policies protect what is so unique about Bhutan; its abundant natural resources, rich history and culture. Gross National Happiness, not Gross national product, is the metric… Read More