Where in the heck is Bhutan?

Discussion in 'Asia' started by Said1, Dec 19, 2005.

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    Never heard of the tiny country. Anyway, good for them!


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    A country without cars, smog, muggings, con artists, make-up, reality TV, no TV even, no advertising... a place where you can see beautiful sunsets, painting the mountain snows with a palette of pinks and reds, where you can hear the birdsongs, see the stars at night, hear yourself think.

    Yeah real backward place...

    Good thing nobody knows where it is, or the outside world would spoil it

    Somewhere near Shangrila I think... haha
     
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    Yeah... but they don't have any pizza parlors, what good is that? :)
     
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    It is indeed a pristine and beautiful place. It is also primitive. Life expectancy is an average of 54.9 years; no technology to speak of and no industry (logging and farming mostly). The country has a grand total of 22,000 phone lines which may sound like a lot but is totally inadequate. The Bhutanese tourist industry is geared primarily towards tree huggers.
     
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    I couldn't believe 54.9 was correct for the life expectancy,
    so I looked it up:

    http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/bt.html

    and it is indeed correct, with apologies to CSM.

    It also has an appalling infant mortality rate of 100.44 per 1000,
    and an appalling illiteracy rate of 57.8% (43.7% for males,
    71.9% for females).

    Yeah, a real backward place- one of the worst dumps in the world,
    in fact, the scenery notwithstanding.
     
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    No apology necessary; you got your verification the same place I got my facts...I should have posted the link myself.
     

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