The Dragon Run

The Dragon Run

Two Canadians, Ten Bhutanese, One Stray Dog

Book - 2017
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"Tony Robinson-Smith could hardly imagine that he, his wife, ten Bhutanese college students, and a stray dog would end up running 578 kilometres (360 miles) across the Himalayas. In early 2006, he arrived in the Kingdom of Bhutan to work as a university lecturer. A casual conversation with his wife led to the creation of the "Tara-thon," a sponsored run to send village kids to school for Tarayana, the Queen Mother's non-profit foundation. In Bhutan--the country that originated the concept of Gross National Happiness--Robinson-Smith discovered he had much to learn. His memoir portrays Bhutan and its people in rich detail at a transformative moment of the Kingdom's history. Touching and insightful, The Dragon Run is the perfect book for inveterate explorers, adventure sports enthusiasts, and armchair travellers alike."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta :, The University of Alberta Press,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781772123005
Branch Call Number: 954.98 ROB
Characteristics: 240 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm

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