Frances Wilburn


Frances Wilburn

I am spending 6 weeks in Bhutan with the School for Field Studies taking a course in Eastern Himalayan Forests and Rural Livelihoods. I will be living and working at the Lamey Goempa, now an international research and training center called the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment. After my studies in Bhutan I will then head to Kathmandu, Nepal and later embark on an adventure through Tibet!

Asia » Bhutan » Bumthang » Jakar June 13th 2010

So here is an update, finally! Our busy schedule and lack of reliable internet has made blogging pretty impossible. Sundays are our only free days, so weekly updates may be possible. A lot has happened since I arrived in Bhutan on June 1st, so a few highlights: I got my first glimpse of the snow capped Himalayas on the plane to Paro, where we landed on the country's only airstrip (and only straight stretch of pavement). Jigme, our wonderful driver for the program, picked me up and took me straight to the trailhead to the Tiger's Nest monastery, where the rest of the group was already hiking. The strenuous hike up was probably not the best thing to do right off the plane before getting acclimated, and unfortunately I did not have time to catch ... read more
Rhodies & Mountains
Yellow-beaked Magpie

Off to a rough start, apparently US Airways pilots are afraid to fly in the rain! I'm missing my group flight out of the US so looks like I'm flying solo all the way to Bhutan... As long as I (and my pack) get there!... read more
Me & Tyler

North America » United States » Kentucky » Louisville May 27th 2010

So here's my travel blog, I hope to update it occasionally with tidbits (mostly photos) during the next 2 months, but as internet access may be patchy at best, no promises. I've been packing, unpacking, remembering things I should bring, and repacking. I'll be have to take a photo of me with my pack; it's sure to look ridiculous! Feel free to e-mail me while I'm gone ( or facebook me, I'll try to get in touch when I can! That's all for the first entry, can't believe I'm leaving in 2 days!!!!!... read more

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