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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

Last week as I finished writing the post about U3b and South Asian influences, I found myself pondering whether it is unusual or not for people of European ancestry to have South Asian DNA. The conclusion that I have come to is that it is NOT unusual, therefore I don’t think testing for South Asian [...]

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U3b – South Asian Influences

A few weeks ago, I posted about mtDNA U3b and the predominance of this haplogroup among the European Roma populations. It is true that 55% of U3b is found in European Roma but U3bers are cautioned by Donald Locke, the administrator of the Romnichel Study Group at Family Tree DNA, not to jump to conclusions [...]

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Eating in Bhutan

Eating in Bhutan was a challenge. I think that most of the time, we were being served food that Bhutanese THOUGHT Westerners would want to eat. I don’t think that in reality we ate much that could be called ‘typical’ Bhutanese food. The only dish that I can think of that we saw at every [...]

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Bhutanese Arts and Crafts

Probably the most interesting part of any tour to new country for me is experiencing the opportunity to see the local arts and crafts. I realize from my many years of collecting that I love folk art!
During one of our first days of touring, we visited a craft school where children were learning traditional Bhutanese [...]

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The King’s Hotel

Our last stay in Bhutan took place at a spectacular hotel just outside of Paro, the capital city. We arrived, tired from our travels, to a truly luxury hotel. We were scheduled to climb to the Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) Temple on our last day in Bhutan; this hotel would also be the site of our [...]

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