The Dragon Run

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

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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.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 375g
  • University of Alberta Press
  • Alberta, Canada
  • English
  • 1772123005
  • 9781772123005
  • 1,674,064

About Tony Robinson-Smith

Brit by origin, Canuck by marriage, Tony Robinson-Smith told of circling the earth without using aircraft in Back in 6 Years (Goose Lane Editions). In his new travel memoir, The Dragon Run, he chronicles and illustrates his run across the Bhutanese Himalayas.
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