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Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Lisa Napoli

When Napoli met the handsome Sebastian at a cookbook party in New York City, she was intrigued by this man who traveled to Bhutan regularly. And when the accomplished L.A.-based journalist (MSNBC, CNN, public radio's Marketplace) researched the country … see full wiki

Author: Lisa Napoli
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
Publisher: Crown
2 reviews about Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan,...
review by . March 11, 2011
  If you walked into any village in all of Bhutan and shouted "Karma", a quarter of the heads would turn. There are only about fifty names in the whole country... There are no familial surnames, and most names are unisex. So it is entirely possible that a family could be made up of a mother named Karma Wangdi and a father named Karma Lhamo, a child named Karma Choden, and another named Lhamo Wangdi.    When I was first offered to review this book, I spent a while thinking …
review by . April 22, 2011
A solid combination of travelogue and memoir, this takes us into a land where until recently, few could enter. And, with the tourist tax and limited access now, few can afford to visit. It reminded me of Jennifer Steil's Yemen encounter as "The Woman Who Fell From the Sky" (2010: see my review): a driven but weary journalist in a high-powered profession, unattached and searching for meaning, on short notice and happenstance leaves the big American city to advise those in a remote country …
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