The Land of the Thunder Dragon has a sense of spiritual tranquility with a bit of mysticism mixed in. Seeing the vast green valleys and tall clouded peaks, it's hard to tell how much has changed over the years. Sure there's electricity and mobile phones, but, much of daily life seems so simple compared to the first world problems of major cities.
It's hard for me to imagine what it must be like to grow up in a small Himalayan village. You work hard, but that doesn't mean you're unhappy. In fact, most likely the opposite - you're quite happy. With many of the world's problems out of sight and out of mind. I wonder, is this the kind of peace people find in retirement?
A stupa stands out above a valley in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.