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Lisa Napoli, formerly of Public Radio's Marketplace, has been traveling to the Kingdom of Bhutan for last three years.  She has been working to start a radio station in the tiny landlocked country.  Her new book is Radio Shangri-La.


Bhutan is a Buddhist country located in the Eastern Himalayas.  It borders Tibet and India.  Blessed Rainy Day is a holiday that marks the end of the monsoon season in Bhutan and the beginning of the harvest.  

Bhutanese cuisine is marked by an extensive use of chili peppers.  Ema Datshi is the national dish and is eaten for all meals (recipe).