ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Coming soon: Lonely Planet Bhutan, 4th edition

Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guidebook publisher, will release its 4th edition of the Bhutan country guide next month. (The Kindle version is available now). While most Lonely Planet guides cater to independent travelers - often young backpackers - this one is obviously an exception. Information seems to be pretty up-to-date (Druk PNB and T-Bank are both listed), but there are a few misses. For example, the Nehru-Wangchuck cultural centre is not mentioned.

For those interested to see what LP has to say about their favorite haunt, it is possible to read the book using Amazon's "Look Inside" feature (not all pages are available). Also, the "Read first chapter FREE" link on the right side of the Amazon page allows you to do just that.

Lonely Planet guides are known for their wry sense of humor and strong opinions. Not this one, for some reason.

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