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Buttertea at Sunrise: A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya
By: Britta Das

Buttertea at Sunrise


 
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Author: Britta Das
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781550026801
Publication Date: 2013

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Often seen as a magical paradise at the end of the world, Bhutan is inaccessible to most travellers. Set against the dramatic scenery of the Himalaya, this beguiling memoir recalls hardships and happiness in a land almost untouched by the West. When Britta Das goes to work as a physiotherapist in a remote village hospital, her good intentions are put to the test amid monsoons, fleas, and startling conditions. But as she visits homes in the mountains and learns the mysteries of Tantric Buddhism, the country captivates her very soul. Gaining insights into the traditions of the mystical kingdom, Britta makes friends, falls in love, and battles illness. Throughout it all, as she writes, she worries about the "destructive nearness of technology" and fears that Bhutan’s charm and innocence may soon be lost. Still, Bhutan has endured for centuries, and there is no denying that the country has transformed her life forever.

Buttertea at Sunrise: A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya, Britta Das, Dundurn, Paperback, 221 pp., $24.99

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