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Archive for August, 2010

  • Dance

    Culture, Music, and Dance

    We had a very busy week.  It was filled with opportunities to learn about both traditional and contemporary Bhutanese culture music and dance.  And, we were asked to perform. Institute for Language and Culture On Friday afternoon we visited the ILCS (Institute of Language and Cultural Studies) located on one of the mountains outside of […] More »
  • Group with Tenzin and Kado

    Dinner at Tenzin’s House, Dzongkha Class, OCL and Tutoring

    Dinner at Tenzin’s House On August 21st, Tenzin Wangmo, our classmate from Wheaton, invited the ten of us over for dinner at her house on the hillside of Thimphu. Her father, Tenzing Yonten, is the Director of the Royal Thimphu College and her mother is a member of the Royal Family. Excited, we all got […] More »
  • Group

    Classes Have Started

    Orientation has ended, and we have somewhat gotten used to the new culture we are surrounded by. We can now find our way around campus, which is helpful since it was time to go to class this week! Yuri, Atsu and Sarah are taking Eastern Political Thought this semester, which all of them very much […] More »
  • Shopping for kiras

    The Honeymoon is Over

    Needless to say, our “vacation” did not last too long.  After spending three days in Paro, we packed up our bags and headed to Royal Thimphu College in Thimphu, Bhutan. On the way, we stopped to buy our kiras and  ghos in Thimphu. We arrived at the college and, after saying our goodbyes to each […] More »
  • Prayer Wheels

    Our Orientation to Bhutan

    The next day, we met our guide Tsewang Nidup. He helped with our orientation to Bhutan and proved to be a great source of knowledge.  He took us to the National Museum, an amazing building built of stone and mud high above the Paro Dzong.  It was the original watchtower for the Paro Dzong and […] More »
  • Arrival-in-Paro

    We’ve Arrived!

    We've arrived in Bhutan! Upon landing in Paro we were immediately greeted by a gorgeous 360-degree scene of rolling green hills, hugged by beautiful white clouds. More »