Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 1, 2000 - Travel - 320 pages
192 Reviews
Jamie Zeppa was 24 when she left a stagnant life at home and signed a contract to teach for two years in the Buddhist hermit kingdom of Bhutan. Much more than just a travel memoir, Beyond the Sky and the Earth is the story of her time in a Himalayan village, immersed in Bhutanese culture and the wonders of new and lasting love. Whether you're travelling to Bhutan, looking for the best travel writing around, or wishing to be transported to a culture, mindset, and spiritual ethos wonderfully different from your own, Beyond the Sky and the Earth is a joyous and lush memoir that will transform the way you think of faith, Western life, and love.
  

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Enjoyed the cultural insight. - Goodreads
The writing in this book was simply beautiful. - Goodreads
Zeppa's storytelling is masterful and engaging. - Goodreads
The "travel writing" part of this novel was great. - Goodreads
Her writing, while not literary, is pleasing to read. - Goodreads
Travel writing at its best. - Goodreads

Review: Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan

User Review  - Perina - Goodreads

This is a wonderful book about a Canadian teacher moving to one of the most remote countries of the world for a life-changing experience. I read the book before traveling to Bhutan and it certainly ... Read full review

Review: Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan

User Review  - Nancy Chantraine - Goodreads

A clear, honest and well-written book. It gave me a very good picture of Bhutan. I read about 80% of this book before going to Bhutan and the last 20% in the airport on the way home. This was a good ... Read full review

Contents

Orientation
What to
For Tour Kind Information and Necessary Action Please
Royal Visit
The Vomit Comet
The Shrubs Name Is Miss Jammy
Peak of Higher Learning
Cultural Competition
Durga Puja The Situation
A Silly Passing Infatuation
Belief
A Flux of Light
A Secret in Eastern Bhutan
Revenue Stamps
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Jamie Zeppa was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in 1964. She lives in Toronto and Bhutan. Her first novel Every Time We Say Goodbye, was published in 2011.

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