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2001.01.06 A Happy New Year!
New Year and New Century has come! May your life be happy.

1999.04.22 New Paro airport building has been opened

Constructed from 1993, the Paro new airport building has been opened. In it a duty free shop, and a restaurant are. An elevator is equipped with uninterrupted power supply. I think it is the first elevator in Bhutan. A business class lounge is also equipped.

1999.04.22 Television pilot broadcasting will be start in June

Televison pilot project had been started for a few years, and they will start broadcasting as pilot in the capital city Thimphu. The king's coronation, June 2, they will be on the air with 1kw VHF wave. They will provide Dzongkha and English programmes.

1999.04.20 The Internet service will be stared in Bhutan

Last year an intranet service was released at Thimphu, Phuentsholing, and Trashigang. The Internet service will be stared in June.
The Internet service called 'Druknet' provides wide service from e-mail to connection for company. A fee is some what expensive, for example cheepest service Email costs Nu. 800 for initial and Nu. 800 for a month. Include 30 hours connection 'Internet Premium' costs Nu. 1500 and Nu. 2500 for a month.
The connection from Bhutan to Internet is via British Telecom of U.K. company. Druknet expect over 500 customers for first year.

1999.02.17 Bhutanese New Year
Feb, 17th is the Bhutanese New Year day. HAPPY LOSAR!

1999.02.09 Advertisement of TASHIDELEK on KUENSEL
On the last week issue of KUENSEL, an advertisement of TASHIDELEK was put. You can see the draft of advertisement. I think it is the first website advertisement except KUENSEL.

1999.01.15 Mail to TashiDelek!
There are many mails from visitors of 'TashiDelek!'

Mr. Ugyen Dorji ( on Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 01:44:25(GMT+0900)
You sure have done a great job in putting up a lot of information about
Bhutan.There can be no end to my appreciation.
I am a student from Bhutan doing my M.Pharm.(Hons.)in the United Kingdom.
I think we badly need a properly designed official website for Bhutan (we hardly have any right now)and till then I think your website will be of immense help to anyone looking for information about Bhutan on the World Wide Web.
Mr. Mustafa Gandhi ( on Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 13:19:48(GMT+0900)
We would like to visit Bhutan from 20/1/98 to 26/1/98 . Please advise best places for sight seeing. How far is Thimpu if we have to come from Siliguri and is it necessary for an Indian Citizen to get visas. If so where do we get it in Calcutta ? How cold would it be during our visit ?

Please send us details of Decent Hotels in Bhutan too.

Mr Tom ( on Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 01:45:41(GMT+0900)

Hi from Scotland! I really enjoyed your web page and was wondering if you might be able to offer me some advice. The $200 minimum daily expenditure required from tourists makes travel in Bhutan unviable for me as I am unable to come up with that kind of money - I guess many would be travellers in Bhutan are in the same position. I understand why such regulations are imposed upon tourists - the sensitivity towards the fragility and maintainance of traditional Bhutanese culture, and it's importance in Bhutanese society is one of it's many appealing elements for me. I am wondering what kind of opportunities you might know of exist for willing volunteer workers from abroad? Is it worthwhile contacting any rganisations within Bhutan directly, or any other group(s)/people for that matter?
Any relevant information you have would be greatly appreciated...
Cheers - Tom...
Mr Siddharth on Friday, January 8, 1999 at 05:34:42(GMT+0900)
Dear Tashi,
I am planning to go to Bhutan in March, do I really have to pay the 200 dollar/night fee??
is there anyway around it for individual tourists.


Mr. S. Schneider on Thursday, January 7, 1999 at 16:31:25(GMT+0900)

Hello from germany!

One of our customers requests informations about the possibility to get cash via credit card in the cities Thimphu, Punakha and the Paro airport.
It will be very kind of you to send a list of the banks in the requested cities.
Thanks a lot in advance

Sincerely yours

Lufthansa AirPlus Servicekarten GmbH
S. Schneider
Mr. Glen Priddy on Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at 13:25:09(GMT+0900)
The idea of Bhutan has always interested me. I have a kindred spirit with this little country and wish that it would be possible to some day visit there. This is now impossible because of age and sickness.
The very best to you and yours.
mr. p.j.thakker on Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 01:26:16(GMT+0900)
the site is very beautiful and informative i have a request to you if you can find mr. jigme who is a computer expert living in thimpu near the swiss bakery kindly pass this messageof seasons greetings to him and tell him to contact us thru email our address is and oblige seasons greetings to you also mr. benjamin.
prashant j thakker
305 yusuf meharali road
13 krishna nivas
mumbai 400 003
Martin Malmsten on Thursday, December 24, 1998 at 06:08:18(GMT+0900)
Dear Sir,
Me and my girlfrien are planning to go to Bhutan for trekking this spring and are just starting to investigating various options available. I would therefore be most interested in learning more about what your company can offer particularly regarding trekking. We are both about 30 years old, experienced travellers, and fit. We are looking for an off-the-beaten-track-experience.


Martin Malmsten
arthur tomlinson on Sunday, December 20, 1998 at 05:44:39(GMT+0900)
ADY ANTONIOS on Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 22:44:58(GMT+0900)

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michelle D. on Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 04:15:12(GMT+0900)
I am a 6th grade student in the united states. I was asked to do a report on a major holiday that the Bhutans celebrate. Do you celebrate Christmas? Or what holiday do you celebrate and what
traditions you practice.

Thank you

Michelle D.
Mr.S.Tripathy on Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 02:51:07(GMT+0900)
Would like to know that :
1) why is it not possible to go without contract with travel agents, even if you are Indians?
2) exchange rate of Indian Rupee with your currency.
3) airfare from delhi to thimpu by Druk Airlines
Que 1: I do not know about VISA rules about Indian nationals. It is OK to enter Bhutan with out Visa but he think to go beyond Thimphu he must apply to get a permit. Que 2: Indian Rupee equals Bhutan Ngultram. Que 3:You can find the airfare at
Miss Elisabeth Barta on Friday, December 4, 1998 at 23:05:14(GMT+0900)
please send me a photograph of the royal family
Anand Gupte ( on Tuesday, December 1, 1998 at 03:07:06(GMT+0900)
Your pictures are very nice. Hope you have some pictures of Phuntsholing Monastory,
Bank, Torsha River,the PWD coloney of The Royal Government of Bhutan.
Thanks any way for the beautiful pictures.

Anand Gupte 11/30/98
Mr.Rashmi B.Shah ( on Sunday, November 29, 1998 at 23:10:46(GMT+0900)
We are seven members of one family.i.e.I myself,my wife Vandana Shah My Daughters Bhairavi,My Daughter Manisha,Son-in-law Jinesh Sanghavi,his daughter Manah,My daughter Sneha & son-in-law Bimal Kothari.are all Indian Nationals.
We wish to visit Bhutan by December End.We wish to come from 23rd December
to 31st December 1998.
Is there any visa or permit is required by us to collect from anywhere.
Please inform us at the earliest.
Mr. Mark Shakespeare on Sunday, November 29, 1998 at 08:44:41(GMT+0900)
Please end any information on trekking in Bhutan to:
Mark Shakespeare
6 Blackburne Square
Rathfarnham Gate
Dublin 14
Republic of Ireland

Thank you
Gyeltshen (ggyeltshen@ on Thursday, November 26, 1998 at 07:09:09(GMT+0900)
Happy to know that you have some strong connection with the hidden country"BHUTAN".
Iam s Bhutanese student studying in America.
Julie Scott on Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 21:42:57(GMT+0900)
My husband and I visited Bhutan with Orthopedics Overseas for the first time in Sept. of 94. At that time we brought our family and were there for 1 month
Our second visit was in Dec. 0f 97...just this time last year. We love Bhutan, the simplicity and the wonderful people. Dr. Gado, currently the Secretary of Health
and his family were our next door neighbors, but became much more!!!! There are more like family. I am currently working with the local high school to bring Dr. Gado's neice Karma, here to go to school for a year. Are you still in Bhutan? Can you get a message to Tashi, Dr. Gado's wife, and to Karma, that we miss them and love them very much and I will get Karma here!!!
Thank You very much. Julie Scott
KOWALSKI on Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 10:50:14(GMT+0900)
I need to buy a ticket on Druk air...Who in the United States would sell me a ticket?Any help in this matter will be much appreciated...Thanks... Jim
Jefferson Santos on Friday, November 20, 1998 at 05:02:58(GMT+0900)
Dear Tashi Delek,
Firstly greetings from Brazil & congratulations on your web-page, it really looks nice and trust that it's very helpful.

I've got a little problem and would appreciate if could could help me on this matter:

I need urgently to contact a company called BUTHAN TOURISM CORPORATION (P.O. Box 159 Thimpu Buthan Ph. 00-975-22479 fax. 00-975-23392) but I can not get them on phone (24hours busy) so, pls could you check if these phone are okay or have them changed?

Thanks a lot for the attention given to me.
Jefferson - travel agent, Brazil
MRS. Marion HASS ( on Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 22:07:04(GMT+0900)
Dear Sirs,

who is benjamin - Bhutanese or European ? Via Internet I found our wonderful photos and I like to say TASHI DELEK to you that I can see your photos during work and bad wether here at Germany. Pls tell me a little bit more about your Bhutanese activities.
Me personally I am very interested into everything about Bhutan. At Germany I am looking for your philatelic historie, so I am close in contact with your post. Also I am the treasury manager of the German BHUTAN HIMALAYA SOCIETY and member of the BHUTAN SOCIETY of UK.

Looking forward hearing from you again

with best regards
Dear Marion, I am a Japanese man. I visited Bhutan about three years ago.
Miss Esmerelda Worthington on Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 08:24:56(GMT+0900)
Bhutan is an excellent country and in school we are doing a research assignment on it. I have discovered many interesting facts about Bhutan already, and there are many more. Thankyou for sharing your country on the internet!
Miss Christina Vester Pedersen ( on Monday, November 9, 1998 at 23:22:35(GMT+0900)
Dear Benjamin
We're four students from Denmark and we're writing a rapport about Bhutan. But it's very difficult to findinformation about Bhutan and that is why we need your help.

Please send us some information about Bhutan. What are your foodhabits, traditions etc. We would be veryhappy if you can help us.

Thank you very much

Christina Vester Pedersen
Dr. R. Wehner on Monday, November 9, 1998 at 06:33:19(GMT+0900)
Dear Benjamin, Many thanks for your quick reply. Please list my search
for information about Rom Trungpa Rimpoche A.D.893-936 on the 'Topics'
Best wishes, Ray Wehner

1999.01.12 VISA card and Master will soon be introduced
The Bhutan National Bank(BNB) and the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan is now waitng approval to introduce Visa and Master credit card service. In Bhutan American Express card is already serviced in paticular hotels and the Emporium. In addition RICB domestic credit card is issued in 1997.

1999.01.12 A happy new year!
A happy new year 1999! I am sorry for no updating of English version TashiDelek!

1998.11.09 Today TashiDelek! got over the 10000 access, thanks.
Today TashiDelek! got over the 10000 access. Please keep to access TashiDelek!

1998.11.08 Mail to TashiDelek!
Mrs. Rita Hess ( on Saturday, November 7, 1998 at 13:21:04(GMT+0900)
Hello to Tashi delek! I was a visitor to bhutan when the country first opened up to outside
visitors. I was in the group of travel agents who followed the first visitors who were doctors. My husband
and I were very impressed with your beautiful country. We traveled up to Tigers' Nest on small horses , or
donkeys, and walked the rest of the way. I was so sorry to just learn that it was burned down and the monk
was murdered. How cruel, and to have it happen in your peaceful country. I wish you all well.
Thank you for mailing to 'TashiDelek!'.

Dear Hess,
I'm not Bhutanese, I'm Japanese, sorry for confusing about it.
It is great that you were old visitor to old Bhutan which is somewhat different from the kingdom now.

1998.11.05 Mail to TashiDelek!
Marco Torriani on Thursday, November 5, 1998 at 22:53:06(GMT+0900)

I am very glad to have some news from Bhutan. Please is possible to have a list of postage stamps
of Bhutan? Thank you from Italy. Marco.
Thank you for mailing to 'TashiDelek!'.

Dear Torriani,
Postage stamps informations at It a french site which has many Bhutanese stamps.

1998.11.02 Mail to TashiDelek!
Lekey Dorji ( on Monday, November 2, 1998 at 00:07:16(GMT+0900)
Tashi Delek, Benjamin. Good to know that you are doing a great job
telling the world about Bhutan. I have lived in the U.S, Japan and I am
currently in Great Britain. I think Bhutan really does have something for
the outside world. Keep up the good work, benjamin.
Lekey Dorji, Coventry, United Kingdom.
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Dear Dorji,
You stay many places, don't you? I will keep to provide the informations about Bhutan. Please keep in touch 'TashiDelek!'

1998.10.28 Travel Information page is now avaliable
A few people requested me Travel Information page in English (former Japanese only), today I translated into English whole the page.

1998.10.27 Mail to TashiDelek!
Dechen Wamgdi on Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 03:19:58(GMT+0900)

Tashi Delek!
I'm a daily viewer of Tashi Delek because I am from Bhutan. Can I get the "Tashi Delek" magazine through
internet. If you know please, give the information.
Thank you for mailing to 'TashiDelek!'.

Dear Dechen,
Thank you visit the site every day! 'Tashi Delek' magazine of the Druk Air is completely independent from the web site TashiDelek! There is no relationship with it. At this time, you can see the Tashi Delek magazine paper only.
For Bhutan news, please visit at Kuensel site at

1998.10.25 Mail to TashiDelek!
Yoshi ( on Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 12:54:57(GMT+0900)

Please help me everyone!!!!
Hi,everyone. My name is Yoshi, a student of New York University. I'm looking for
a map of Thimpu as well as photos. I'm reserching infrastructure in Thimpu.
If someone has digitized photos or maps(such as jpeg format) please e-mail me!!!
Paper due is November 9th.....(ToT) Thank you.

Tim Garey ( on Friday, October 23, 1998 at 11:40:05(GMT+0900)
Hello Benjamin,

Thank you for your kind efforts. Are you aware of any tour groups that allow for
non-technical mountain climbing? I have some experience with high altitude mountains of the Andes and
wonder if guide is available for day hikes to some beautiful summit.

Thank you,

Tim Garey
PO BOX 2315
Concord, NH 03302

Isabel Morais on Saturday, October 24, 1998 at 22:12:11(GMT+0900)
Dear Tashi Delek,
I was very glad when I found your page.
I live in Macau, south China and for many years I have beeb dreaming of going to Buthan. I was told there
is a major festival around Spring ( March or April). Could you do me the favour of talking about it? Since
I would like to travel From Hong Kong, Have you any suggestions?
Keep your good work!
Regards and thanks,

Harry Jensen on Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 10:11:38(GMT+0900)
I visited Bhutan in 1986 and again in 1988, and was grateful for the hospitality shown me by the
Bhutanese. In fact, through a series of my own bad decisions, was lost for thirty six hours in the hills
above Thimphu; when finally found, I was grateful for more than just the Bhutanese hospitality. I was
horrified to hear about April's fire at Taktsang, the holiest spot in the kingdom. I hope the monastery was
not seriously damaged. Is there any further word as to the cause?
Thank you for mailing to 'TashiDelek!'.

Dear Yoshi,
There are many good photos and reports in the Internet. You can see the links page with Japanese font system. Sorry there is no English page at this time.

Dear Garey,
You can enjoy the mountain trekking with support. Please ask the travel agent.

Dear Morais,
There are two major festival in Bhutan. One is Paro Tsechhu in Spring, the other is Thimphu Tsechhu. You can enjoy the Bhutanese dance and music at the festival. Bhutan's gateway airport are Bangkok, Calcutta, Kathmandu, Dhaka, and Delhi. From Hong Kong, Bangkok may be the good point to get on the Druk Air (Royal Bhutan Airlines).

Dear Jensen,
Taktsang Lhakhang will be reconstructed next year by the hands of Bhutanese people.

1998.10.22 Mail to TashiDelek!
Mr. Sebastian Calabro on Friday, October 16, 1998 at 23:03:04(GMT+0900)

Dear Tashi-san,

I was wondering when and how the Bhutanese celebrate their New Year?
Are there any festivals? Is there any importance to the celebrations?



Mr. Shane Hoefer on Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 04:25:42(GMT+0900)
A very informative page. Keep up the good work! I do have a question though. On what day do
the Bhutanese consider themselves a year older? Your answer would help me very much. Thanks in advance!

Mr. Duke Walls on Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 14:35:06(GMT+0900)
Hello! Thank you for an informative website about Bhutan. I'm very interested in
this Buddhist kingdom and hope to travel there soon.


Mr. Fransen ( on Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 20:29:04(GMT+0900)

Someone gave me a question which I can't answer. Can you help me?
Question: Name the day on which Bhutanese consider themselves a year older?

Thank you in advance
Bram Fransen
Thank you for mailing to 'TashiDelek!'.

Many people ask me that what is the New Year's Day in Bhutan.
I do not know well, but I try to answer it.

The Bhutanese New Year's Day is called the Losar. For example this year's Losar is February 27th.

Dear Mr.Calabro, I am not Tashi-san, my real name is Masashi Shimizu and Internet handle name is Benjamin.
Tashi means happy in Bhutanese language Dzongkha.

1998.10.19 Mail to TashiDelek!
Mr. Somdeep Gangulee on Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 11:00:29(GMT+0900)

An excellent infosite on bhutan. However, I was looking for business
opportunities there in the IT area, can you help me ?
Thank you for mailing to 'TashiDelek!'.

I think that it is some what difficult to get a job in Bhutan, but some foreigner are working in the Kingdom as volunteer or so.

1998.10.07 Thimphu Tsechhu was held
Between September 30th and October 2nd, one of the largest festival in the Kingdom, Tsecchu was held in capital Thimphu. This year more visitors is expected as many as 953 tourist.

1998.10.07 Mail to TashiDelek!
Mrs. Kimberly Henry on Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 23:43:46(GMT+0900)

Could you please send me information on the Black Neck Crane and a photo of this bird. This is for a University of New Brunswick assignment.

Thanking you in advance,
Kim Henry

Mr. Saumya Ganguly ( on Friday, September 25, 1998 at 16:59:03(GMT+0900)

I would like to visit Bhutan this Sunday, September 27, 1998(from
Calcutta) for about five days. I would welcome suggestions on where
to visit and where to stay (at reasonable rates)

Preben Gundersen ( on Friday, October 2, 1998 at 16:36:36(GMT+0900)

Me and my family (Preben and Anne (38) and Aslak (7)) are doing a special project. Every week we randomly choose one country of the world. The purpose is to learn about the world and different cultures. This week "the winner" was Bhutan.

Could you tell us about everyday life in Bhutan? What do you eat? How do you enjoy life? What do you do for living? Hows the weather?

We do not try to be experts on your contry, but we like to know a little bit.

We live in Norway, "the land of the midgnight sun". We are used to mountains and snow and cold weather, but our mountains are dwarfs compared to yours.

You can reach me on e-mail. My ICQ number is 11217612 and I have a home-page on

Our Bhutan-project will last until october 11th.
I am really looking forward to an answer from you.

Kind Regards

Preben Gundersen

Mr. Doug McGregor ( on Wednesday, October 7, 1998 at 10:32:48(GMT+0900)

I am looking to travell in Bhutan and was wondering about visa applications.
Where does one aquire the appropriate forms. I would appreciate any help
you can provide. Thanks.
Thank you for mailing to 'TashiDelek!'.

Dear Kim, Black neck crane information was put on the Tashi Delek magazine of Drukair in 1995. I do not have photograph of it.

Dear Preben, sorry for delay. I am not a Bhutanese but Japanese. Bhutanese food is red rice and chili as vegetable. Most of Bhutanese are working as farmer of rice or vegetable. Weather of summer is wet, but in winter is dry and cold.

Dear Doug, Bhutan visa can only be get at a tour company not yourself. A tour operator in your country or in Bhutan will get visa clearlance number of yours, and you can get a visa at the airport of Paro in Bhutan with that number. It is only way to get into the Kingdom as tourist by government policy.

1998.09.13 Mail to TashiDelek!
Matthew Jones ( on Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 15:36:19(GMT+0900)

I am greatful to have found your homepage on Bhutan. I am currently researching inorder to write an essay about tourism in Bhutan, especialy about how it relates to globalisation and insulation, for my Asian Studies course at the Australian National University. I am especially interested in why it is so hard to get into Bhutan. I mean, what are the reasons behind the restriction of tourism in the country? If you or any of your visitors could help me with this question I would be extremely greatful.
My address is . Thankyou again. Matthew

Ms. Sekhmet ( on Sunday, September 13, 1998 at 04:37:42(GMT+0900)

This is a great website for finding out about a little-known country. Thanks for putting the effort
into it.
I have travelled in India and worked with Tibetan refugees. I am now applying for a research grant to
return to the Himalayan countries to do a paper on Buddhist nuns in the Vajrayana tradition. Do you have any
information on nuns in Bhutan, or on the Tibetan refugee community in Bhutan? Does the government allow students
and researchers to travel to Bhutan? I would like to stay for about six weeks, interviewing nuns. How feasible do you think
this is, and who do you recommend I get in touch with to ask more questions?
Thank you for mailing to 'TashiDelek!'.
Dear Sekhmet, I have no information about that.

1998.09.05 Found a great site about Bhutan.

PBS of U.S.A. Bhutan program page
A web site of TV program about Bhutan. Good photos and infomations are there.
You can get a free screen saver. Video tape shop is available for U.S. and Canada residents.

1998.09.05 Mail to TashiDelek!
Mr. Harry Reingruber ( on Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 02:38:30(GMT+0900)

Tashi Delek!

I noticed your site through AOL.
You do a great job to maintain this site and to promote Bhutan this way.
As I want to set up a tour operator in the Internet I was searching for information about Bhutan
and you helped me a lot with your pages.
I followed your links also and learned a lot.
Do you know how I can find fotos which I could use in our site?
Thank you very much from Germany!
Kind regards,

u ramesh on Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 16:21:35(GMT+0900)

please send me information on travelling to bhuta. i have an indian passport and my spouse an u.s green card. we would like to visit bhutan in dec-jan of this year(98-99).

Julia L. Bringhurst ( on Thursday, August 20, 1998 at 05:54:36(GMT+0900)

I just wanted to commend you on your Bhutan web page. I visited Bhutan in 1991 and have been in love with the country every since. I'll bookmark this site and visit it often.

Mario Wagner ( on Friday, August 21, 1998 at 07:07:59(GMT+0900)

Dear Tashi Delek Internet page !

As this page provides extended information on the wonderful KINGDOM OF BHUTAN,
I wanted to ask you If you can help me out with Information about the
KINGDOMs Government and the current foreign minister (NAME, Office Adress).

I hope that the coronation anniversary was great for Bhutan.


and all the best to Bhutans inhabitants send you from Austria E.C. ,

Mario Wagner
Editor in chief and prop.Director
TRENDSETTER MEDIA and TINA International News Agency


Mr. Sjoerd van Schie ( on Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 05:15:02(GMT+0900)

Great Website!
You have made an original website and looks very well maintained!!!
Keep up the good works!
My compliments!
You have given me a greater impression of your Butan.
Thank you.

Best regards,
Sjoerd van Schie
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1998.06.22 Mail to TashiDelek!
Robert Schechner (

We had the good fortune to visit Bhutan last year and spent two weeks with Tashi Tobden from Bhutan Travel Bureau treking the Jhomolhari region.

We have been upset about the news relating to Tiger's Nest.Has anything developed about that incident any explaination or reason for its fire.

Thank you
Thank you for mailing to 'TashiDelek!'.
It looks so noce to spend you for two weeks in Bhutan last year. We hope Thaktsang will be rebuild soon.

1998.06.22 Mail to TashiDelek!
Ms. Char Peterson (

Tashi Delek, Benjamin:

I love Bhutan and I love your Website! Your art and photographs pay a worthy tribute to the physical and spiritual majesty of our Buddhist Holy Land!

I took refuge in 1982 from a Tibetan Buddhist Lama, Gyaltrul Rinpoche. We have been very fortunate to have access to the Dharma in America. We certainly need it here during these darkest days of the Kali Yuga.

I am a Stanford University-educated teacher; my major is English and I have minors in French, psychology, and math. I have teaching credentials in both elementary and secondary education. I have also taught English to adults. I would love to teach in Bhutan, and am impressed with the efforts the government is making to provide education to/for all its people. Whom, or what agency, may I contact to find out more about "Teaching English" in Bhutan?

Thank you so much for any attention you give to this matter. I appreciate any information you might provide.

OM, AH, HUM Char Peterson, aka Cho-ying Drolma
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I am happy to hear that you love TashiDelek!
For Japanese, JOCV is organization for over sea's volunteer, but I do not know well for any other citizen.

1998.06.18 Mail to TashiDelek!
Mr. Rodney Andrade (

We are in the travel industry and are interested in information in
Buthan. The information we are looking at are the places of
interest, names of good tour operators, names and rates of good
hotels and any other information you may be able to provide us to
promote Buthan.
Our address is
Clover Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd.
2nd Floor Kitab Mahal
Dr. D. N. Road
Mumbai - 400 001

Tel. 022 207 7551 / 1552 / 1628
Fax 022 207 1627
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I know a fer travel land operator in Bhutan, I used the Bhutan mandala tour. And most famouns one is BTCL( and Etho-Metho is very famous for European people.

1998.06.17 Mail from Diana Clark
Diana Clark

Dear Benjamin,
I, too, am a Bhutan "freak" who collects books on Bhutan and other
Himalayan countries. Recently I started to learn about the world of computers
which opened up a new way to get information about my interests. Having no
hope of ever traveling to that region, I am interested in your trip and any
other insight you can share. Have you many people who write to you about this
area? Obviously I cannot read Japanese so I can't read the Topics page;
although my husband and I have recently begun to correspond almost daily with
a Japanese gentleman who is slowly and patiently trying to teach us a few
Japanese words. He is very good with our language and we are afraid we will
never be able to understand yours.
I am so interested in this area and hope that this will lead me to other
people who feel the same. Thank you for this site!
Thank you for mailing to 'TashiDelek!'.
Yeah, I am a Bhutan 'freak' too, maybe. There are some good book store site in the Internet.
For example, is one of the most popular huge book site, which have serching facility.

1998.06.17 Mail from Alex Bunjes
Alex Bunjes (

Tashi Delek!

I like your website of Bhutan very much. A good initiative of you as computerfreak. Give more news about the fire in the Tigernest, please.
Please tell me something more about the Bhutanese population and the differences of the number of habitants. Especially about the stories about the Nepalese Bhutans and their human rights.
I planned to go to Bhutan this year, but my travel agency wasn't able to magage the tour.

I wish you all the best. With warm regards,


Alex Bunjes
Groeneweg 1
3611 AT Oud-Zuilen
Thank you for mailing to 'TashiDelek!' from Holland!. I know only a little about Taktsang (Tigernest). Bhutan government is now planning to reconstruct it.

1998.06.17 Mail from Mr. Glenn Johnson
Glenn Johnson

Thank you for your nice Bhutan web page! Your English is fine!

I plan to go to Bhutan next year with my wife.

73! Glenn Johnson
Thank you for mailing to 'TashiDelek!'. It will be very good for you to go to Bhutan next year.

1998.06.08 The 24th Coronation Anniversary
The day June 2nd, 1998 is the 24th Coronation Anniversary of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The coronation ceremony was held in 1974.
Long live the King, Tashi Delek!

1998.05.23 I will set up 'Topics of Bhutan' page
English page is expected by a some amount of people from out side of Japan. So I will set up the English page today. I plan this page will be updated once a month hopefully, and first of all, I apologize that many mistake of English words maybe.

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