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Bhutan

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Bhutan: The Kingdom of Happiness. Or so they claim. A bold proclamation, and one that certainly caught my full attention. Being inherently confrontational, and often uncontrollably contradictory, at some vaguely remembered point in time a few years back while reading some random – and I seem to recall rather bland – magazine article, in Wanderlust, I believe, I encountered this rather unlikely moniker and almost immediately found myself obsessed with the need to test it for authenticity, or possibly irony, the difference being the whole point, I assumed. Ever since then, throughout scores of “Best of”, “Next great”, “Last remaining”, “Travel trends” and “Delusional government” articles, we have had our eyes on Bhutan as one of the unusual, presumably less touristy, places we would need to experience eventually. And the much praised Druk Path trek through the Himalaya, in particular. Now, that first article was well back, so what exactly…

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