Anchor Marco Werman speaks with author Brook Larmer about the upcoming democratic election in Bhutan - the country's first-ever; Larmer's article, "Bhutan's Enlightened Experiment," appears in this month's National Geographic.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. People in Bhutan headed to the polls today in their nation's first parliamentary election. Anchor Marco Werman spoke with the BBC's Chris Morris, who's in Thimphu.
The answer to our Geo Quiz today is the Kingdom of Bhutan, where a team of researchers has discovered tigers living more than 13,000 ft up in the Himalayas. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Steve Backshall.
The country we want you to name for the Geo Quiz is a landlocked kingdom in the Himalayas. If you plan to travel there, keep in mind there's a national dress code. And be prepared to dodge arrows: archery is the national sport.
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is tough on tobacco. There is a ban on smoking in public places and it is illegal to import or grow tobacco. As The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, many Bhutanese are wondering if the government is going too far.
The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan wants to boost tourism while keeping the number of visitors under control. So it requires tourists to spend a minimum of $200 per day. And as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Bhutan, the amount goes up next year.
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is rapidly modernizing. But it's also actively trying to retain its Buddhist spiritual base. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the second piece in her two-part series on balancing Buddhism with the modern world.