A Higher State of Being

October 30, 2014 2:33 PM

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A Higher State of Being

In the vertiginous mountains of the South Asian nation, where happiness is akin to holiness, bicycling has become much more than a national pastime. It’s a spiritual journey.

In Bhutan, there is a king who rides a bicycle up and down the mountains. Like many stories you will hear in this tiny Himalayan nation, it sounds like a fairy tale. In fact, it’s hard news. Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Bhutan’s fourth Druk Gyalpo, or Dragon King, is an avid cyclist who can often be foun...

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