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Beguiled by Bhutan

Few tourists have experienced the unblemished beauty of the once closed-off kingdom in Asia

By Bob Jones
Special to the Star-Advertiser

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 20, 2014

~~<p>THIMPHU, Bhutan &raquo; When I die I might like to be reincarnated as a citizen of the tiny, mountainous nation of Bhutan.</p>
<p>Well, maybe that's a romantic overstatement because I'm not inclined to take orders from a king, there are only a couple of elevators in the country but many tens of thousands of stone steps, and I wouldn't obey the law that says a man must wear his traditional &quot;gho&quot; bathrobelike costume in public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.</p>
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THIMPHU, Bhutan » When I die I might like to be reincarnated as a citizen of the tiny, mountainous nation of Bhutan.

Well, maybe that's a romantic overstatement because I'm not inclined to take orders from a king, there are only a couple of elevators in the country but many tens of thousands of stone steps, and I wouldn't obey the law that says a man must wear his traditional "gho" bathrobelike costume in public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Login for more...



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