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  • Bhutan & Nepal Investing Blog 16 comments
    Dec 11, 2012 1:31 AM

    This blog is in nascent form.

    Along with travels to Bangladesh & Sri Lanka next summer, my family and I plan to visit at least one of these countries. Researching more on each.

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  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Bhutan requires a minimum dollar amount per day be spent by each visitor which must be paid in advance of the trip - video on this topic at the bottom of the screen: http://bit.ly/WgfT23
    16 Dec 2012, 07:43 AM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    It appears that most visitors usually arrive at the main airport in a swoop to a mountain valley near Thimphu, the capital.
    http://bit.ly/13t7z4d
    http://preview.tinyurl...
    But maybe most visitors will visit Bhutan by rail in the future. Rail links to India and Bangladesh are under development.
    http://bit.ly/10E9SgE
    http://bit.ly/13t7z4j
    http://bit.ly/10E9SgG
    13 May 2013, 11:35 AM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    A lot of visitors to Bhutan are attracted to its bucolic Shangri- La type of environment.
    http://bit.ly/10EbrLG
    http://bit.ly/13tcQZz
    http://bit.ly/10EbrLH
    13 May 2013, 12:14 PM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Bhutan measures it's success in terms of Gross National Happiness [GNH] instead of Gross Domestic Product [GDP]: http://bit.ly/U4CxvQ
    16 Dec 2012, 07:44 AM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    Bhutan is a happier place than before with an improving economy characterized by stronger business channels and better agricultural practices.
    http://bit.ly/17XADBP
    http://bit.ly/YR0hYB
    http://bit.ly/17XADBV
    http://bit.ly/YR0hYG
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    http://bit.ly/YR0g6Y
    13 May 2013, 12:05 PM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    Bhutan and Nepal are gaining notice for their cultural tourism and eco- tourism activities. It appears that the dramatic scenery of Nepal is a magnet for the film industry, too.
    http://imdb.to/TvWbPe
    18 Dec 2012, 03:31 PM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    Nepal has a lot of natural and cultural attractions to offer the tourism industry.
    http://bit.ly/15Ep9FY
    http://bit.ly/14gHkgg
    http://bit.ly/15Ep7Ou
    13 May 2013, 02:43 AM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    Bhutan has an ongoing effort to maintain its colorful cultural heritage in keeping with its rugged environment and native economy. The capital of Thimphu characterizes this national effort and effect.
    http://bit.ly/WgfT23
    http://bit.ly/ZTQUCy
    http://bit.ly/16tsh7a
    13 May 2013, 02:54 AM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    There are a number of power improvement projects underway in Nepal. Hydropower projects will harness a lot of energy from the fast moving streams churning downward from the Himalayas.
    http://nepalhydro.org.np
    http://bit.ly/13dktA9
    http://bit.ly/Y5M8DH
    http://bit.ly/13dktAb
    20 Feb 2013, 01:20 AM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    Bhutan has a very similar situation with many streams cascading down from the Himalayas. Bhutan has been able to harness the water flow energy to support the electrical needs of its economy.
    http://bit.ly/15EtrgC
    http://bit.ly/ZTTBEp
    http://bit.ly/15EtsRO
    13 May 2013, 03:18 AM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    Bhutan's hydropower potential is a topic for regional cooperation with neighboring countries.
    http://preview.tinyurl...
    19 Jun 2013, 01:37 PM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    Nepal is in the process of improving its transportation network. It has to do that in order to attract more business coming up from India primarily through the dryport at the border town of Birgunj. Trade from China is expected to increase as well.
    http://bit.ly/12mgeDj
    http://bit.ly/16mWQv6
    http://bit.ly/12mge6i
    http://bit.ly/16mWQvb
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    The improvements are part of a greater effort to modernize the country's infrastructure in general.
    http://bit.ly/16mWQvj
    Most of the construction projects are centered in the Kathmandu Valley and nearby areas where Nepal's business centers are located. Construction is a bit difficult to perform because of the rugged terrain and rainy climate.
    http://bit.ly/12mgh1I
    http://bit.ly/16mWSDn
    10 May 2013, 03:45 PM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    Nepal's trade is increasing in tandem with its focus on improving its infrastructure.
    http://bit.ly/11qG0KY
    http://bit.ly/13L19g5
    http://bit.ly/11qG0L1
    10 May 2013, 04:14 PM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    Improved trade and transport links will encourage more prosperity for Nepal's economy, an economy dominated by textiles and agriculture.
    http://bit.ly/13L5AHD
    http://bit.ly/YLbhXA
    http://fncci.org
    http://bit.ly/13L5AHF
    http://bit.ly/YLbidQ
    10 May 2013, 04:39 PM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    Nepal is taking some economic steps to ensure a competitive position within the greater South Asian economy.
    http://bit.ly/16tq6jU
    http://bit.ly/ZTOQdK
    http://bit.ly/16tq6jX
    http://bit.ly/ZTOQdL
    13 May 2013, 02:34 AM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    The Himalayas might prove to be Nepal's richest resource. The world's most dramatic mountain chain is a storehouse of fresh water, medicinal plants and untapped minerals. Water marketing and metal trading can conceivably serve to enhance Nepal's economy.
    http://bit.ly/15wYsTA
    http://on.doi.gov/10xXezC
    http://bit.ly/15wYsTI
    http://bit.ly/10xXezI
    http://on.doi.gov/15wYsTQ
    http://bit.ly/10xXezK
    10 May 2013, 05:36 PM Reply Like
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