Buttertea at Sunrise: A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya

by Britta Das | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 8129109557 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 3/27/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, March 27, 2010
From the back:

"Often seen as a magical paradise at the end of the world, Bhutan is inaccessible to most travellers. Set against the dramatic scenery of the Himalaya, this beautiful memoir reveals hardships and happiness in a land almost untouched by the West.

When Britta goes to work as a physiotherapist in a remote village hospital, her good intentions are put to the test amid monsoons, fleas and shocking conditions. But as she visits homes in the mountains and learns the mysteries of tantric Buddhism, the country casts its enduring spell.

Gaining insights into the traditions of this mystical kingdom, she makes friends and falls in love. Bhutan will change her life forever."

Journal Entry 2 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, August 21, 2011
This was my second "a year in Bhutan" book (the first one was Jamie Zeppa's Beyond the Sky and the Earth) and I absolutely love both books. There's something magical about the country and I'd dearly love to visit it one day.

Here's a review that sums up my feelings quite well:

I also recommend taking a look at these photos on the author's website:

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnnimanniwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, August 21, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (8/22/2011 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland


This book will next travel to MaryZee in Maryland. She picked it from loveamystery's Coffee, Tea and Dessert VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Wednesday, September 07, 2011
I chose this book since I love travel narratives. Thanks so much for sending this all the way from Finland, Annimanni. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and enjoyed spending time in Bhutan with Britta and Bikul. The author goes to Bhutan to serve a year as a volunteer in a physiotherapy clinic. She has to deal not only with a lack of supplies and equipment, but also sometimes no electricity or water. She also has to overcome the language barrier, although fortunately the medical personnel speak English. While dealing with all of these other obstacles, Britta comes to love the country and its people.

Thanks for sharing this, Annimanni. A memorable book, this is now reserved for the non-fiction vbb.

Journal Entry 6 by wing6of8wing at Westminster, Maryland USA on Friday, June 08, 2018
Sadly, MaryZee passed suddenly in September 2012. MaryZee's daughter is now ready to rehome her mom's books and I was willing to collect and redistribute them to keep her literary legacy alive.

I am setting this book aside for the Travel Narratives Book Box. MaryZee enjoyed participating in that book box and she has quite a few books that can be included. It seemed like another great way to share her legacy.

Journal Entry 7 by wing6of8wing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Sunday, October 21, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (10/21/2018 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


This book is being added to the Travel Narrative Book Box in memory of MaryZee, in hopes of spreading her literary legacy far and wide.

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Journal Entry 8 by debnance at Alvin, Texas USA on Friday, January 18, 2019
I pulled this from the Travel Narrative Bookbox. I hope to be reading it soon.

Journal Entry 9 by debnance at Alvin, Texas USA on Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Britta travels to Bhutan to volunteer as a physiotherapist, and discovers a beautiful country with beautiful people amid the Himalaya Mountains.

Journal Entry 10 by debnance at Alvin, Texas USA on Monday, June 17, 2019

Released 11 mos ago (6/18/2019 UTC) at Alvin, Texas USA


Off to a new reader!

Journal Entry 11 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Chosen from the Food Bookbox.

Journal Entry 12 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Monday, August 12, 2019
Wow! Shows you a completely different way of life! Loved the descriptions of life in Bhutan.

Journal Entry 13 by wingheartthumperwing at Mt. Vernon, Kansas USA on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Released 7 mos ago (10/20/2019 UTC) at Mt. Vernon, Kansas USA


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