The Dragon Run : Two Canadians, Ten Bhutanese, One Stray Dog, Paperback / softback Book

The Dragon Run : Two Canadians, Ten Bhutanese, One Stray Dog Paperback / softback

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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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: University of Alberta Press
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781772123005



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