Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan

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Penguin, May 1, 2000 - Travel - 320 pages
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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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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

This book is a memoir written by a Canadian woman who travels to Bhutan in the late 1980s for several years to teach. The book is engaging, well-written, and thoughtful. I felt that it accurately ... Read full review

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User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

Jamie Zeppa is at loose ends. Almost impulsively, she decides to move to Bhutan and teach. She almost as quickly regrets her decision. No convenience foods here. Minimal toilet facilities. Great ... 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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