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Dreams of The Peaceful Dragon (A Journey Through Bhutan)
Dreams of The Peaceful Dragon (A Journey Through Bhutan)
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About the Book

 

Bhutan is the remote forbidden kingdom in the Himalayas, isolated from the outside world for three centuries. Ten years ago, the west of the country opened to limited group tourism, but the east still remains closed, Katie Hickman is one of only a handful of foreigners ever to penetrate these eastern lands.

 

Her trip to Bhutan with photographer Tom Owen Edmunds took a year to set up. They journeyed from the capital Thimphu in the west of the easternmost borderland and the remote mountain-top retreats of the barbarous Bragpa people.

 

Mostly they travelled on horseback, the only feasible means of transport over forbidding terrain ranging from high mountain posses to the leech-infested jungles of the semi-tropical valleys. They lived as Bhutanese, taking refuge with village chieftains, in yak sheds in 'Dzongs' (the vest fortress monasteries from which the country is still governed), in the shadowy temple where bhuddism is still mixed with magic. They met the rulers of the Dzongs, lamas, hermits, a reincarnation of the Budha and a sorceress. Many had never seen foreigners before-one girl mistook them for fairies.

 

Katie Hickman's wonderfully entertaining book brings vividly to life the mystery and remoteness of the country, the unexpected and humorous aspects of travel, but, above all, it is about people.

 

Dreams of the Peaceful Dragon contains 23 photographs in full color by Tom Owen Edmunds.

 

About the Author

 

Katie Hickman was born in 1960 and has been travelling all her life. Her childhood was spent in Spain, the Far East and southern Ireland, chile and Ecuador. After reading English in Pembroke College, Oxford, she has been a freelance travel writer contributing articles to The Gurdian, Daily Telegraph, You Magazine, Vogue and Women's Journal among others. And over the last four years she has made extended journeys to Indian, Pakistan, Egypt, South America and latterly Bhutan

 

Contents

 

1.

In the Beginning

13

2.

Eastern Promises

20

3.

The Door Opens

30

4.

The City of Light

39

5.

The Dragon Awakes

55

6.

The Valley of the Enchanter

72

7.

Into the Hills and Far Away

86

8.

The Sourcess and the Silver Sword

100

9.

Jabberworcks and Flibbertigibbets

112

10.

The Path with No Name

123

11.

Miss livingstone, I Presume?

136

12.

Lullaby for a Lama

151

13.

Strange Encounters

165

14.

The Uttermost East

182

 

Dreams of The Peaceful Dragon (A Journey Through Bhutan)

Item Code:
NAG464
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2012
Publisher:
ISBN:
9788189497354
Language:
English
Size:
9 inch X 6 inch
Pages:
192 (23 Color Illustrations)
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Weight of the Book: 310 gms
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About the Book

 

Bhutan is the remote forbidden kingdom in the Himalayas, isolated from the outside world for three centuries. Ten years ago, the west of the country opened to limited group tourism, but the east still remains closed, Katie Hickman is one of only a handful of foreigners ever to penetrate these eastern lands.

 

Her trip to Bhutan with photographer Tom Owen Edmunds took a year to set up. They journeyed from the capital Thimphu in the west of the easternmost borderland and the remote mountain-top retreats of the barbarous Bragpa people.

 

Mostly they travelled on horseback, the only feasible means of transport over forbidding terrain ranging from high mountain posses to the leech-infested jungles of the semi-tropical valleys. They lived as Bhutanese, taking refuge with village chieftains, in yak sheds in 'Dzongs' (the vest fortress monasteries from which the country is still governed), in the shadowy temple where bhuddism is still mixed with magic. They met the rulers of the Dzongs, lamas, hermits, a reincarnation of the Budha and a sorceress. Many had never seen foreigners before-one girl mistook them for fairies.

 

Katie Hickman's wonderfully entertaining book brings vividly to life the mystery and remoteness of the country, the unexpected and humorous aspects of travel, but, above all, it is about people.

 

Dreams of the Peaceful Dragon contains 23 photographs in full color by Tom Owen Edmunds.

 

About the Author

 

Katie Hickman was born in 1960 and has been travelling all her life. Her childhood was spent in Spain, the Far East and southern Ireland, chile and Ecuador. After reading English in Pembroke College, Oxford, she has been a freelance travel writer contributing articles to The Gurdian, Daily Telegraph, You Magazine, Vogue and Women's Journal among others. And over the last four years she has made extended journeys to Indian, Pakistan, Egypt, South America and latterly Bhutan

 

Contents

 

1.

In the Beginning

13

2.

Eastern Promises

20

3.

The Door Opens

30

4.

The City of Light

39

5.

The Dragon Awakes

55

6.

The Valley of the Enchanter

72

7.

Into the Hills and Far Away

86

8.

The Sourcess and the Silver Sword

100

9.

Jabberworcks and Flibbertigibbets

112

10.

The Path with No Name

123

11.

Miss livingstone, I Presume?

136

12.

Lullaby for a Lama

151

13.

Strange Encounters

165

14.

The Uttermost East

182

 

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