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Buttertea at Sunrise: A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya

Britta Das (Author)
Synopsis Often seen as a magical paradise at the end of the world, Bhutan is inaccessible to most travelers. Set against the dramatic scenery of the Himalaya, this beautiful memoir reveals hardships and happiness in a land almost untouched by the West. When Britta goes to work as a physiotherapist in a remote village hospital, her good intentions are put to the test amid monsoons, fleas and shocking conditions, But as she visits homes in the mountains and learns the mysteries of tantric Buddhism, the country casts its enduring spell. Gaining insights into the traditions of this mystical kingdom, she makes friends and falls in love, Bhutan will change her life forever.
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About the author

Britta Das

Britta Das was born in Germany in 1971, and at the age of thirteen she moved with her family to Canada. In 1994 she completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in London, Ontario, then worked and travelled around Australia and South-east Area. She volunteered with VSO to work in Bhutan after becoming enchanted by this rarely visited kingdom on a short trip there. During her volunteer year she met her future husband Bikul, and they now live in Canada with their two young daughters. Buttertea at Sunrise is Britta Das's first book and has also been published in Germany and Netherlands.

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Bibliographic information

Title Buttertea at Sunrise: A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya
Author Britta Das
Format Softcover
Date published: 18.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 8129109557
length 312p.
Subjects History