COA: Travel Talk: Bhutan with Photojournalist Barry Pell
Travel Talk: Bhutan with Photojournalist Barry Pell
Monday, February 5 at 10:30am
The small and predominantly Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, squeezed between China and India, is tucked within the rugged Himalaya mountains. Monasteries abound with crimson-robed monks performing centuries-old rituals. The country has no traffic lights, smoking is illegal, and employees must wear traditional clothing during work hours. Years ago, Gross National Happiness was identified by the nation as being more important than Gross National Product. Join Barry Pell to learn about the history and culture and the fascinating way of life that has only just begun to change after centuries of isolation.