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The Dragon Run: Two Canadians, Ten Bhutanese, One Stray Dog (Wayfarer)

ISBN: 9781772123005
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Publication Date: 2017-09-18
Number of pages: 288
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Tony Robinson-Smith could hardly imagine that he, his wife, ten Bhutanese college students, and a stray dog would end up running 578 kilometres (360 miles) across the Himalayas. In early 2006, he arrived in the Kingdom of Bhutan to work as a university lecturer. A casual conversation with his wife led to the creation of the "Tara-thon," a sponsored run to send village kids to school for Tarayana, the Queen Mother's non-profit foundation. In Bhutan-the country that originated the concept of Gross National Happiness-Robinson-Smith discovered he had much to learn. His memoir portrays Bhutan and its people in rich detail at a transformative moment of the Kingdom's history. Touching and insightful, The Dragon Run is the perfect book for inveterate explorers, adventure sports enthusiasts, and armchair travelers alike.

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