Dragon Bones: Two Years Beneath the Skin of a Himalayan Kingdom #(2021)
- Title: Dragon Bones: Two Years Beneath the Skin of a Himalayan Kingdom
- Author: Murray Gunn
- ISBN: 9789881900258
- Page: 226
- Format: Paperback
[PDF] Read µ Dragon Bones: Two Years Beneath the Skin of a Himalayan Kingdom : by Murray Gunn - Dragon Bones: Two Years Beneath the Skin of a Himalayan Kingdom, Dragon Bones Two Years Beneath the Skin of a Himalayan Kingdom Wedged deep in the Himalaya between India and China the secretive kingdom of Bhutan guards its independence while its neighbors have been swallowed by the giants Bhutan markets itself as the last Sha
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I enjoyed this short but thoughtful vignette The author gives a frank and unvarnished view of life in Bhutan, steering away from breathless romanticism around the country, but nonetheless preserving an edge of the exotic and interesting As a travel book, my only critique is that the narrative is a little shy on visual imagery, making it harder to for the reader to fully connect up and picture themselves immersed in the story What it lacks in visual description though is than made up for in the [...]
3.5 5I thoroughly enjoyed Murray Gunn s vignettes from his two year stay in Bhutan as a house husband, and an occasional IT teacher Frequently mildly humorous, each little chapter finishes with an epiphany inching towards understanding of this old and remote culture I have also discovered Gunn s pics from Bhutan that go with the book, and enjoyed them too murraygunn gallery galle
This is a travel book you ll want to read when you don t want to read a travel book.For some two years Murray has immersed himself into the Bhutanese society, as an expat, a teacher consultant and a househusband This multifaceted book reveals the hidden treasures as well as some fault lines of the country which remains a mystery to many, including those that had travelled there but missed the essence of that society.We see the country through the personal lens of a sensitive person who has taken [...]
I really enjoyed this book, which is a first person account of two years living in Bhutan It was written in short episodes, some little than snippets, but they all added up to give a rounded portrait of what life is really like for an expat in this supposed Shangri La Gunn pulls no punches, outlining the crime and social problems he encounters, and how he finds his time living in the peaceful kingdom often anything but peaceful.Within this story is also the personal tale of Gunn s life during t [...]
Beneath the Skin of Shangri la Dragon Bones by Murray Gunn is a delightful read A great escape to a faraway land Dressed in a traditional gho , Murray blends descriptions of local characters, their culture, cuisine and etiquette, globalisation and politics with Bhutan s breathtaking scenery to transport you right in the heart of this secretive Himalayan kingdom Murray possesses a keen eye for the quirky aspects and contradictions in Bhutan life some hilarious, others a traveller s nightmare His [...]
I really took pleasure in reading this book I think that it was a very sincere depiction of what it was like for the author to live in a culture poles apart than how he was raised My only complaint with the book was the lack of connection between the chapters By the end of the book, I felt contented that everything had eventually been covered A great book for someone who is going to be traveling somewhere new.4 Stars
An okay book that could have been a lot better I found the disjointed style in which the book had been strung together made it extremely different to immerse myself in the story It was nice to see Bhutan from the perspective of a long term visitor.
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