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The Himalaya are jaw-dropping, completely amazing. Before landing in Bhutan, while your flight is on approach, you will begin your immersion in the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Outside the window are tantalizing glacial peaks, white monasteries with prayer flags fluttering, and kids waiving at the Druk Airways jet.

Perched in the eastern Himalayas, the Kingdom of Bhutan has defied globalization and chosen to remain an almost hidden hidden treasure. Here is one place on earth that even the seasoned traveler considers a privilege to visit…, a place where writers and artists feel great inspiration emanating from the sacred monasteries with fluttering prayer flags, and red robed monks chanting their prayers can exude the aura of another time. Travelers often romanticize their Bhutan experience, and justly so.

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China has one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Architecture that dates back over 5,000 years. China, besides having one of the world’s oldest written languages, is viewed as the source of many major inventions; oil wells, gun powder and spaghetti. The Terra Cotta Warriors, Forbidden Palace, and the real Great Wall are just the tip of the treasures of China. Great cultural antiquities draw us to China, but it’s the kind people who make a visit to China a “Ri experience” that has you returning for a second and third time.

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The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world!

This is an ancient Buddhist culture with traditions that lead to the guiding philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH). Business Week magazine rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia, perhaps the world, citing a survey by the University of Leicester.

Nature and all living things are cherished, and so the forests are rich and abundant in flora and fauna. The Bhutanese also take great pride in preserving their nation’s traditional cultural identity in their daily lives, and in their traditional schools of arts and crafts.

Bhutan truly is a treasure on earth with very kind people who welcome polite visitors to experience their Himalayan Kingdom. Come, enjoy a place that believes in Gross National Happiness; The Kingdom of Bhutan


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Tibet the “Forbidden Roof Of The World”. Travel to Tibet no longer forbidden, but it is still is a challenging destination to reach. A far-away place, Tibet seems like it should only reside in an imaginative story book. It’s even more amazing when you are there walking through monasteries, crossing prayer flag draped passes among the mountains. The rewards of visiting Tibet make a return inevitable, drink fluids, walk slowly and Tibet will be “repeatable”. (Talk about Tibet when it really was forbidden, enjoy reading “ Alexandra David-Neel “ to see how challenging. She was a very interesting lady and an adventurer in the full sense of the word.)*

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The GALAPAGOS ISLANDS are a treasure on earth to be experienced and protected.
Amazon Jungle Rainforest Lodges

Ecuador is a small country, easy to visit, very friendly, with world class treasures that make Ecuador a “repeatable” destination. In Ecuador the highlight destinations include; Galapagos Islands, and the Amazon Old Growth Lodges.

Learn more about the Natural History boat Charter with Rusty 2017 Galapagos With Friends

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A friend says to you “I’m going to Nepal”, your first thought may be about unbelievably tall mountains. But the “Teasure of Nepal” is that it is the most diverse country on earth.

There are 38 separate languages and cultures, with 3 major religions. From the summit of Mt. Everest at 29,035 feet the descent goes all the way down to jungle forests only 175 feet above sea level where you may ride elephants while looking for tiger and other Asian wildlife. Between the jet-stream capped heights and the jungles are the photogenic terraced fields, rhododendron forests taller than telephone poles, and a very kind and gentle people. There is so much going on here that Nepal is definitely a destination that is repeatable.

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