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Linda Leaming

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Linda Leaming went to Bhutan for the first time in 1994. "A nice diversion," is how the travel agent described it. It was. And it still is. She found a home and a voice among the remote and mysterious Himalayan mountains. She also found romance with an intriguing Bhutanese painter. Her work has appeared in Ladies Home Journal, Mandala, Guardian UK, A Womans Asia (Travelers Tales, 2005), and many other publications. Eric Weiner included her in his 2008 bestseller, The Geography of Bliss. Originally from Nashville, she has an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Arizona, and she regularly speaks about Bhutan at colleges, churches, seminars, and book groups. She is married to the renowned Bhutanese thanka painter, Phurba Namgay. Find her ...more

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“Bhutan does seem a bit unreal at times. Hardly anybody in the U.S. knows where it is. I have friends who still think the entire country is a figment of my imagination. When I was getting ready to move there, and I told people I was going to work in Bhutan, they'd inevitably ask, "Where's Butane?"

It is near Africa," I'd answer, to throw them off the trail. "It's where all the disposable lighters come from."

They'd nod in understanding.”
Linda Leaming, Married to Bhutan

“There are all kinds of ignorance in the world. Education, learning to read and write, doesn't necessarily give us knowledge. We have to learn to use our minds to see what is really happening.”
Linda Leaming, Married to Bhutan

“If I had to name the biggest difference between Bhutan and the rest of the world, I could do it in one word, civility.”
Linda Leaming, Married to Bhutan

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message 1: by Pema

Pema Wangdi Congratulations for the launching of your book! Is it available in Bhutanese bookstores? I will definitely read your book :)

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