Saturday, November 3, 2012

one year on












"Royal” is much different in Bhutan than it is in more westernized countries. Elsewhere it might mean ice sculptures, ornate appetizers, and bloated bureaucratic guest lists. In Bhutan, however, it means local weavers coming together to elegantly outfit the soon-to-be-queen, an opportunity for all local residents to view the newlyweds at the local sports arena, a bit of special attention paid to historic gardens, a focus on heritage and traditional dress and a display of one of the proudest cultures in the Himalayan world, flushed with love and celebration, and open for all to share (though no foreign royals or heads of state were even considered in the invitations).


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