Sunday, November 10, 2013

Buddha in Punakha dzong

Originally uploaded by xtremepeaks
giant statue in dzong

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Gross National Horniness

Bhutan - land of GNH and giant dicks

 just a lot of superstition and rituals of old religion

Education system is a mess:

Bhutan book:

High rate of suicide - especially among young people and students:

 not all are feeling much happiness, suicide rate is much higher than in the west,

and 2 college students hanged themselves within 4 days in October 2014, one girl at RTC in Thimphu and 1 boy at GCBS in Gedu.

Mental health in Bhutan:

Happiness index - article by Gretchen Legler:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The 2nd Nalanda beckons

Originally uploaded by xtremepeaks
A week teaching English at a monastery can be transformational. Story in Tashi Delek magazine - for Druk Air.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Princess Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuk

Visited GCBS at Gedu for the Indo-Bhutan GNH conference. Photo with Faculty and student leaders at lunchtime.

Friday, May 3, 2013

His Royal Highness Prince Wangchuk

Chairman of BOC is attending Olympics Day in Gedu on May 2, 2013. He participated in all sports, archery, soccer, basketball, volleyball, games, and boxing.

Friday, February 15, 2013

yummy fried crickets

yummy fried crickets
Originally uploaded by xtremepeaks
excellent snack when you visit a cricket farm in Vietnam, nice and crunchy, fried in a spicy sauce with tender legs stuck in your teeth. Truly a vegetarian's delight (crickets only eat leaves and corn flour).

it is hard to eat the first one, but then it goes down easy. About $20/kg.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Originally uploaded by xtremepeaks
jungle girl and tubi frolicking in the hot springs with snow monkeys

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pat and Baiba Morrow with Rimpoche

Everest: High Expectations will sell at the iTunes' bookstore for $9.99. (In print, it would cost $35.) (It's only available on the iPad.)

See: book's contents: