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In the air today, Bhutan to Santa Fe

Yep, I left Paro Wednesday 11/28. Flying Kathmandu, Qatar, LA, and Albuquerque, to arrive just . 3 days later in Santa Fe. I have to leave Bhutan for 15 days ...
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Gathering in Santa Fe Friday 12/14, Please Come!

Just a quick message to my friends in Santa Fe. I’m here from Bhutan for a brief visit. I’d love to see you and catch up. Please come to an intimate ...
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I Must Leave Bhutan 15 Days for Immigration Requirements. Coming to Santa Fe!

Official Word from Immigration Office. They finally approved my permanent residence in Bhutan. Yay! But first I must leave the country for 15 days. So I’m making the best of ...
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Bye-Bye Kathmandu, Hello Bhutan, My Best Birthday Ever

I’m delighted to leave Kathmandu with it’s dusty air, dirt, and intolerable traffic. My sister Ghalem bought a flute for her cousin Dendrup from this street vendor. Ghalem and I ...
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A Rimpoche Blessing & Someone Asks: Are You Pregnant?

My Lama and I went to a blessing with Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche, a wonderful 80-year old Tibetan Rinpoche in Kathmandu, that I studied with for many years in Portland ...
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How To Carry Stuff in the Himalayas

Good News! The Queen of Bhutan intervened for me at the Immigration office, through a friend of my Lama’s family. She sent an SMS message to the Immigration Director, encouraging ...
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I Speak the Queen’s English, Study Photography, and Celebrate Dashain in Nepal

Visibility is poor in Kathmandu. Can you see the tall mountains just outside the city? A faint outline? Nope. The air is dirty and it’s hard to breathe. Early morning air ...
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Bhutan Approves Marriage, I Fall in Love with Red Rice!

174 couples interviewed for foreign marriages last week, but the High Court approved only 26. Here’s the list of qualified couples. We passed! Somehow I feel accepted not only by ...
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I Speak Dzongkha, Marriage Probably Approved

Another interesting week in Bhutan. Our Marriage Certificate looks very positive. We’ll find out for sure tomorrow when results are posted. I’ve been studying Dzongkha and continue to meet relatives ...
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Blessed Rainy Day, More Blessings, and Marriage Cliffhanger

The Blessed Rainy Day in Bhutan is something like the Autumn Equinox. It marks the end of the monsoon season and the beginning of cold weather. Families traditionally gather for an ...
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My 2nd Exciting Week in Bhutan

This week my Lama showed me some new facets of himself, his family, and life in Bhutan. Our campsite by the river was relaxing and refreshing. Bhutan has so many ...
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I Arrive to a Warm Welcome in Bhutan

We make a steep descent into Paro airport, considered the most hazardous airport in the world, due to an extremely short runway and thickly forested mountains all around. Here’s a ...
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