Travel to the Kingdom of Bhutan – Episode 179

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Jose from Caracas Venezuela about a recent trip to Bhutan.

Learn about this remote country in the Himalayas. Jose, a friend, a tour guide and a drive explored a small portion of the beautiful country on a 5-day trip.

They hiked to Buddhist monasteries, watched the national sport (archery) and even saw the youngest king in the world. The flight in may be harrowing but the country itself is peaceful.

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Show Notes

Kingdom of Bhutan Visitor Information
Map of Bhutan
Flying into Bhutan

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck – King of Bhutan

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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

5 Responses to “Travel to the Kingdom of Bhutan – Episode 179”



Super! Bhutan just moved up on my list! Anyplace that’s remote and untouristed I must see! Thanks for covering the ‘unknown places!”



I have to cover places I don’t know, it is my insatiable curiosity. ๐Ÿ™‚



Bhutan in Google Sightseeing

Thanks to the Amateur Traveler, when I saw Bhutan in the entry’s title my first thought was, “I know where that is….”



Hey Chris, here’s Adam from Warsaw, Poland. I’ve listened to your podcast while driving home from my corporate job, back in 2oo7, dreaming that one day I’ll resign my boring job and hit the road…Imagine what – it actually happened!! I started my own company, we travel a lot with my family and our next after next destination would be Bhutan. Thanks a lot for sharing this story – I’ve listened to it while walking my dog in the woods (it’s my daily morning routine) – and listening to Jose from Venezuela, who travelled to Asia and tells his story to a guy in USA on my Iphone headphones in the middle of the Central Europe, in the green forest – that was a sensation you may call “What a wonderfull …and small world”
Today I have another of your shows to listen – let’s see when it will take me & my fam’ly :o]

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