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Across Paddy Fields

We gingerly walked along these paths towards the Shrine, passing farmers harvesting their rice, schoolchildren going to or coming from school, and children playing around.
Bhutan: Of Phalluses and Madman Saints

December 6th 2011
Spending a week in Bhutan yielded 3 blog posts here and I feel I'm not done yet. Not until I write about this. Of all the cultures I have experienced, theirs is markedly different in a way I feel compelled to explain. After all, it is not everyday that you find houses with hanging phalluses and the same subject painted on their walls. Some in full color, even beribboned, with matching p ... read more
Asia » Bhutan » Punakha

Bhutanese Flag In 1865, Britain and Bhutan signed the Treaty of Sinchulu, under which Bhutan would receive an annual subsidy in exchange for ceding some border land. Under British influence, a monarchy was set up in 1907; three years later, a treaty was signed wher... ... read more
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