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Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan [Paperback]

Jamie Zeppa
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9 Jun 2000
Jamie Zeppa made a life-altering decision at the age of 24 when she left an academic career to join a two-year teaching programme for young Canadians in Bhutan. Bhutan is a notoriously difficult country to visit as a tourist, and the opportunity to live there was one Jamie could not ignore - despite apprehension about leaving her boyfriend and family behind. The first months were nightmarish and Jamie existed on a meagre diet of crackers and boiled water for fear of catching tape worm or worse. The unpronouncable language, bizarre local customs and basic living conditions all conspired to make her miserably home-sick but the young chidren she was supposedly teaching eventually took her in hand and taught her to cook on an antiquated gas stove: their grateful families gave her fresh fruit and vegetables and Jamie finally discovered that she was surrounded by friends in a beautiful location. Jamie Zeppa has written a book about the difficulties of living within an alien culture, far away from the security of "home". She tells, with humour, of the everyday prejudices she was forced to overcome as a white woman abroad and writes with genuine awe about the beauty of Bhutan.Her assessme


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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Books (9 Jun 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330368443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330368445
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 13.8 x 19.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 786,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beyond the Sky and the Earth is a beautiful account of Zeppa's gradual transition from a preoccupied Canadian ... to a woman reinvigorated by the warmth of Bhutanese culture. --Independent

[Jamie Zeppa] charts her personal journey from western to eastern sensibility with alarming honesty ... To read [this book] might not change your life, but you'll be looking at it in a whole new way. --Wanderlust

A fascinating account of a westerner's gradual acclimation to this secluded Buddhist kingdom. --Time Out --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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[Jamie Zeppa] charts her personal journey from western to eastern sensibility with alarming honesty ... To read [this book] might not change your life, but you'll be looking at it in a whole new way. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book. Highly recommended 1 April 2002
By Tess
Format:Paperback
I was looking for a book that really expressed what it was like to live as a westerner in Bhutan, rather than just visit there. I didn't want to read about mere places and locations, so much as listen at the feet of a storyteller who could tell me about a very special people, and their way of life. This book achieves that goal beyond my hopes. Jamie herself is very likeable, and I felt so honoured to be sharing her experience of teaching, and more often being taught by, the Bhutanese.
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For anyone going to Bhutan, this book provides a fantastic insight into the culture, geography, religion and people of one of the most fabulous places in the world (I know, I've been there !). The story that unfolds is honestly told and doesn't pull any punches with it's ending. If you're not going to Bhutan it's still a good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Jamie writes clearly and succinctly about her experiences in Bhutan. Her vivid descriptions transport you from western culture as you immerse yourself in her Buddhist way of life. A life changing book about a life changing experience.
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Very interesting specially for those who plan to visit bhutan. Simple language easy to understand. Not very profound but reflects what an experience of teaching for s time in this country did tovthe authors' way of thinking
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read 21 Mar 2014
By JR
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A wonderful descriptive insight into what appears to be a very magical country, I got a real sense of the countryside, seasons and people but at the same time connected with the inner journey that was taking place and opening up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story 13 Dec 2013
By Judie
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It's just a fantastic story and the writer makes you feel like you're sitting beside her through the whole journey.
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