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Reasons to Teach in Bhutan!

BCF Intern 03-02-2016

Looking for another reason to Teach in Bhutan? We are loving this article by Intrepid Travel about reasons why Bhutan might be the most liveable country in the world! If you are interested in experiencing Bhutan, apply to Teach in Bhutan by March 31st!
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What is your favourite part of living in Bhutan? Let us know below!

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Google’s Street View vans continue to cover countries around the world, allowing people to virtually go anywhere from their computer screens. Courtesy of Google’s Street View team, you can now take A Virtual Drive Through Bhutan. Click on the links in the captions so you can explore more on your own!
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Also check out The Atlantic’s photo essay A Trip to Bhutan for some […]

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First Bhutan International Festival

Elizabeth Shelton 01-27-2015

The first Bhutan International Festival will be held this year in Thimphu! The festival will run from February 14 – 23, with the aim of promoting local arts and creative industries including art, photography, film and music.
BhIF is a non profit annual event – working to build a resilient platform for the ongoing support of the creative arts in Bhutan.
Our mission is to provide a new outlet for artists from across the nation, and invite a cultural exchange with artists from […]

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Ever wondered what Bhutan was like over one hundred years ago? In 1914, National Geographic published its first article about the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan: an account of explorations and surveys by John Claude White, a British Raj administrator and an accomplished amateur photographer. – Castles in the Air: Experiences and Journeys in Unknown Bhutan.
NGS Picture ID:1314757Photograph by John Claude White
Today National Geographic continues to feature Bhutan as a […]

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The Kingdom of Bhutan may seem an unlikely place for bicycling culture, but today the sport  is taking root in the mountainous country! One of the reasons for the increased interest is Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Bhutan’s fourth Druk Gyalpo. He is an avid cyclist who can often be found biking the steep foothills that circle the capital city of Thimphu. Another reason is The Tour of the Dragon, one of the world’s most challenging bike races which takes place in Bhutan once a year. 
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Visit Bhutan and National Reading Year 2015!

Elizabeth Shelton 10-27-2014

An eventful year ahead indeed! The Royal Government of Bhutan has declared 2015 as Visit Bhutan Year to celebrate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. Bhutan will also commemorate the events by observing National Reading Year to develop a national reading strategy to instil a healthy reading habit by establishing e-Libraries in all Districts.
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Learn more about what Bhutan has planned for the […]

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Jomolhari Mountain Festival

Elizabeth Shelton 10-15-2014

The Jomolhari Mountain Festival, a community based initiative for the conservation of snow leopards, took place on October 8-9 at the base of Jomolhari. The festival included snow leopard themed folk songs and dances, traditional sports such as Khuru (darts), shot put, horse and yak riding, sampling of local delicacies and boutique handicrafts, and various picturesque guided hikes in and around Jomolhari!
Photo Credit: bhutan-bhutan.com - Jomolhari MountainPhoto Credit: bhutan-bhutan.com […]

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One of the biggest annual festivals in Bhutan is the Thimphu Tshechu. Tshechu is a religious festival meaning “tenth day” held annually in various temples, monasteries and dzongs throughout the country. This year the festival will take place between October 3rd – 5th in the capital city of Thimphu! This festival is in honour of Guru Rimpoche who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century. The Tshechu is also considered an occasion for praying and receiving blessings.
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New Exhibit Celebrates the Beauty of Bhutan

Elizabeth Shelton 08-20-2014

At The UTEP Centennial Museum from August 16 until October 25, the exhibit features a collection of photographs by Mark Paulda, taken during trips in 2013 and 2014 to the Kingdom of Bhutan.
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View the Bhutan Exhibition Guide here!

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One of the world’s most challenging bike races returns to Bhutan! The fifth Tour of the Dragon will take place September 6, 2014 in the mountainous region of Bhutan, covering 268 kilometres! The race covers elevations ranging from 1,200 to 3,340 meters and crosses four mountain passes before concluding in the capital city of Thimphu, all in one day!
Photo Credit: Tour of the Dragon
The race is […]

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