Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bill Weir puts Bhutan on his Wonder List

Bill Weir’s “Wonder List” Sunday night (April 10, CNN) visited Bhutan, the “happiest” country in the world, best link.

But it’s an incredibly conformist country, where all movies are G-rated, and where television and other technology is rather recent.

At one point Weir hiked across a swing rope bridge across a valley that can take motorcycles but not cars, and that’s all the people want.

Weir showed the underground computers running a very sophisticated hyrdroelectric  power plant. The country has sophisticated systems to generate hydroelectric power without building dams.

The country is landlocked, bordering China, somewhat east of Nepal.

Wikipedia attribution link for topographic map of Bhutan by Captain Blood and Election World under CCSA 3.0

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