6 reasons to get your very own 'Bhutan: Travelog'
A book that will tell you everything you need to know, see, taste, do, and enjoy in Bhutan? Take my money!
Against the Himalayan slopes lies a small nation named Bhutan. Some call it the “Last Shangri-La”. Others say the beauty is so mesmerising that it’s like being transported into another world.
One thing for sure, it’s a land so rich in culture and folklore that penning a comprehensive travelog would be a noble undertaking, a challenge of which authors Ashley Chen and Joni Herison have accepted.
Both avid travellers who have found community in Bhutan, Ashley and Joni now bring to you Bhutan: Travelog, an exclusive guide to this intriguing Kingdom — arguably Bhutan’s most pictorial travel guidebook.
Bhutan: Travelog is now available for pre-orders.
But first, please bear with me while I tell you 6 reasons why you should absolutely get yourself a copy.
There’s a time to read Plato’s dialogues, and a time to leaf through light yet engaging literature.
With plain English and concise prose, the authors of Bhutan: Travelog will introduce you to a whole new world.
Words are powerful. Through their writing, expect to travel through lush green valleys, visit idyllic villages, marvel at magnificent dzongs, sample delicious delicacies, and gape with awe at the majestic Himalayas.
2. Lots of pictures
A picture is worth a thousand words.
And every page of this travelogue is plastered with beautiful images from all across Bhutan, carefully captured by talented photographers.
From the pages of the book, you will drink in colourful traditional costumes, feel the wind flutter through the prayer flags, and hear the joyful cheers of the festivals...
...all from the comfort of your living room.
3. Learn About Bhutan
Bhutan is like a gold mine — the deeper you dig, the more gold you find.
Rich in history and steeped in folklore, this enticing Kingdom harbours enough tales to last a lifetime.
The authors of Bhutan: Travelog will take you through the ins and outs of the country.
You may look forward to reading about:
- The history of Bhutan
- The monarchy
- The unique Buthanese culture
- Their mouthwatering cuisine
- Fascinating saints (spoiler: there’s one called the “Divine Madman” who uses his phallus for enlightenment)
- Enticing tales of the divine (another spoiler: think dragons)
- The famous Gross National Happiness (GNH)
- And many more
4. Listen to real life-stories from travellers to Bhutan
Bhutan is a land like no other. It’s the kind of place that will change your life forever.
We think that you must visit Bhutan.
But don’t take our word for it.
In Bhutan: Travelog, you’ll hear from travellers that have set foot in Bhutan. They come from all walks of life. Some visited on holiday, then went home but left their hearts behind. Others spent a few years there, working and serving the Bhutanese. Yet others married the locals.
They each have a story to tell. They talk about their lasting impressions and favourite places. Let them tell you about their love for the country.
“There is no other place on earth like enigmatic Bhutan. Its natural light is soft and golden, and the prayer-flag-strewn, snow capped-mountain vistas are simply astounding.” — Scott A. Woodward
“You must visit Bhutan at least once in your lifetime!” — Josephine Sim
“Bhutan is a reset button or a recharge station for your mind, soul and body. It’s like an Asian magical land that time has kind of forgotten.” — Baki Zainal
“(Bhutan is) a curious mix of modernity and tradition.” — Chan family
5. Includes practical and useful tips
Are you, like us, fired up about paying this enticing nation a visit?
If yes, you’ll need all kinds of tips and practical information. So look no further!
In Bhutan: Travelog, you’ll find:
- Step-by-step advice on booking a trip
- Information on the cost, accommodation, and all the other nitty-gritty stuff
- Advice on when to visit (there are two main things to consider)
- Points of interest
- Did I mention points of interest? There’s an extensive list of interesting places
- Recommended itineraries
- Tips! For example, did you know that you’re supposed to circumambulate a stupa in a clockwise direction?
- A travel checklist
- A list of conversational Dzongkha phrases
6. It’s super-duper entertaining
The Bhutanese have a sense of humour that is evident from their fun road signs. To spice up your reading, the authors have included some witty proverbs through the pages. Here’s one:
Get ready to be entertained.
If you’re like us, stuck within the borders of your home country due to the pandemic, why not start reading up on Bhutan so that you are ready to hit the ground running as soon as restrictions are loosened?
Click HERE to get yourself a copy of the Bhutan Travelog.