Two and Two Halves to Bhutan

Two and Two Halves to Bhutan Bhutan is a tiny kingdom in the Himalayas wedged between Tibet and Sikkim isolated mysterious to Western imaginations its culture very like that of the old Tibet Peter Steele had the chance of goi

  • Title: Two and Two Halves to Bhutan
  • Author: Peter Steele
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bhutan is a tiny kingdom in the Himalayas, wedged between Tibet and Sikkim, isolated, mysterious to Western imaginations, its culture very like that of the old Tibet Peter Steele had the chance of going there to carry out some medical research, and incidentally to climb some mountains, and he had no intention of leaving his wife Sarah behind nor the two children, Adam aBhutan is a tiny kingdom in the Himalayas, wedged between Tibet and Sikkim, isolated, mysterious to Western imaginations, its culture very like that of the old Tibet Peter Steele had the chance of going there to carry out some medical research, and incidentally to climb some mountains, and he had no intention of leaving his wife Sarah behind nor the two children, Adam aged three and a half and Judith aged eighteen months.Conditions were rugged, the transport was ponies, walking n narrow mountain ledges, the food was hardly what the children were used to, the medical research was difficult sometimes in unexpected ways but the whole family enjoyed themselves immensely on their five months trek They came to know and admire the Bhutanese who in their turn seem to have taken the Steeles to their hearts this family has experienced the Himalayas as few Europeans have been privileged to do, and the reactions to their adventures make delightful reading.

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    1. In 1964, Peter Steele, a newly wed doctor was introduced to the king of Bhutan, who invited him to visit his tiny country, then all but off limits to foreigners. The chance came in 1967 when Steele received a grant to study thyroid goitre, endemic to mountainous regions where glaciation has leeched iodine out of the soil. He and his wife Sarah, a nurse, and their two children, Adam, three and a half, and, Judith, one and a half, became 'probably the first Westerners to do a complete crossing of [...]

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