Powdered lapis was actually used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra! How extravagant! “Afghanistan was the source of lapis for the ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations, as well as the later Greeks and Romans. Lapis lazuli is found in limestone in the Kokcha valley of the Badakhshan province in northeastern Afghanistan, where the Sar-e – Sang mine deposits have been […]
I love the Owl, reminds me of the Owl King from the Legend of the Guardians…been loving owls for some time now. Have a shirt, and a pair of earrings! Replacing my love for butterflies with the wonderful Owls! 🙂
This was in a handicraft store, downstairs to Plum’s cafe, and is yours for Nu.11,000. Or if you feel kindly towards me, you could gift it to me, I would be eternally grateful!
Photo Courtesy: Karma Tshering Wangchuk
As I watch His Majesty perform the Zhey with the Prime Minister, other ministers, and Members of Parliament, I marvel at how unique we are. Nowhere in the world would you see this. We as Bhutanese have many reasons to be proud. Not only is our King the humblest among rulers, he is also the […]
It was the first time that I travelled to the highest pass in Bhutan, and probably the first time that I ever crossed the tree line, while still on land. And this is as legitimate as my adult memory allows it to be. It was also the first time that I had ever driven that […]