Drukpa Kunley’s Rhubarb: an extraordinary Himalayan vegetable

Drukpa Kunley’s Rhubarb: an extraordinary Himalayan vegetable

I’m going to conclude my trio of posts about Bhutan by relating an incident that happened at a place called Jangothang on the Jhomolhari trek. In previous posts I’ve been moaning about the weather in Bhutan, and how the beautiful

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5 reasons why Bhutan is *NOT* worth the $200 per day tourist fee

5 reasons why Bhutan is *NOT* worth the $200 per day tourist fee

I explained in an earlier post how the government of Bhutan charges a minimum USD $200 per person per day fee to all tourists irrespective of what they do, a fee that’s set to increase to $250 next year. I

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5 reasons why Bhutan *IS* worth the $200 per day tourist fee

5 reasons why Bhutan *IS* worth the $200 per day tourist fee

This is a post of two halves, with the second instalment next week looking at the other side of the coin. Much has been said about the high cost of tourism in Bhutan, where the government charges a minimum fee

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The Welsh Wilderness

The Welsh Wilderness

It’s taken a couple of visits, but I’ve arrived at the conclusion that the Cambrian Mountains in Mid Wales are a great area for backpacking and wild camping. They aren’t the most dramatic hills in the United Kingdom, but these

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