The World in Cushions Blog — Fabrics of Bhutan

Surviving Druk Air and Discovering Gross National Happiness

I am standing in a long que at Heathrow airport, arrived early thinking I’ll check in then go and find a nice coffee before spraying myself with a selection of scents in duty free that I will regret for the rest of the journey, in short a relaxing travel experience. However the computers have stopped working and it’s chaos. Hours go by and I am still in a que. There are problems with visas, I wave a piece of paper I have been given that I was assured would explain everything to a nonplussed and deeply harassed lady in a crisp airline suit. This is the start of my journey to Bhutan, not an easy place to get to so...

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