If not, it add it now! Bhutan has:

  •  A government policy of Gross National Happiness – Bhutan seeks to measure its progress not by a balance sheet but rather by happiness.
  • No traffic lights in the entire country.
  • No American fast food or restaurant chains, ergo, an entire nation of healthy people. 
  • Snow covered peaks of the Himalayas with tiny meditation huts clinging to the rocks and prayer flags gently waving everywhere.
  • Older people who are venerated, children who are respectful, and kings who are held in high esteem.
  • Pigs that are fed marijuana, making them hungrier and fatter? Talk about recreational use…

The country of Bhutan first caught my attention in a  New York Times article. While trying to decide what to marBhutan with Aladdin Travel and Meeting Planners in Winston-Salem, NCk off of my bucket list, again, I was drawn towards Bhutan as another article listed it as #5 in a list of places to experience. My intinerary grew when I added Nepal and a short layover in Kuala Lumpur. I have lots of tips!  Elizabeth


About Elizabeth Holleman

Elizabeth joined Aladdin in 1999 and has experience in leisure, corporate, and group travel. She has a background in finance (12 years) and extensive travel management experience (18 years), which helps her optimize clients’ travel programs, given the complexity and challenges of business travel management. She is passionate about sharing her travel experiences and believes that traveling the world with an open mind changes one’s perspective and can create memorable and life-changing experiences.

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