Bhutan

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“It’s not yet finished,” says a boy dressed in a red-and-blue plaid goh (a traditional robe dress) as he sculpts the head of a clay god sitting in the lotus position. On the glass shelf next to him are the finished pieces: clay sculptures of deiti...
“It’s not yet finished,” says a boy dressed in a red-and-blue plaid goh (a traditional robe dress) as he sculpts the head of a clay god sitting in the lotus position. On the glass shelf next to him are the finished pieces: clay sculptures of deiti...
“It’s not yet finished,” says a boy dressed in a red-and-blue plaid goh (a traditional robe dress) as he sculpts the head of a clay god sitting in the lotus position. On the glass shelf next to him are the finished pieces: clay sculptures of deiti...
“It’s not yet finished,” says a boy dressed in a red-and-blue plaid goh (a traditional robe dress) as he sculpts the head of a clay god sitting in the lotus position. On the glass shelf next to him are the finished pieces: clay sculptures of deiti...
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“The Phobjikha Valley is a magical hidden place about six or seven hours by road east of Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. You climb up and up, going by yaks, herders, nomads. The air becomes misty and cooler as you cross a pass at 11,000 feet. And ...
Unlike the backpacker digs in nearby Nepal, Bhutan's guest-houses have always made trekking comfortable. With the arrival of the kingdom's first luxury hotels, the activity here is becoming downright decadent. In July, Como Hotels & Resorts unveil...
It was never my intention to become Action-Adventure Girl. Despite being one of those rare individuals actually born in Manhattan, I have spent most of my adult life at a remove from sprawling cities, where every indulgence is a cell phone call aw...
The remaining U.S. wilderness Think of it this way: there's a finite amount of it, and it's shrinking. The wolves of Yellowstone, for example, so successfully reintroduced seven years ago, are again the target of ranchers in Wyoming and Idaho unha...
Nobody celebrates birthdays in Bhutan. With electricity a recent innovation, time in this tiny Himalayan kingdom is measured by sunrises and seasons, not by dates. Ask a Bhutanese child how old he is, and all you'll get back is a blank stare or a...
See our slideshow of the World’s Highest Hotels. High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, you start to feel the onset of what locals call mal de montaña—altitude sickness. Your head pounds, your body feels weak, and your...