Imagine traveling into a country that kept itself isolated from the rest of the world until the mid-20th century, a country shrouded in magic and mystery. Welcome to Bhutan, a landlocked country situated between Tibet, India, and Southeast Asia. Bhutan is a unique nation, with a strong foundation in Buddhism and a rich cultural heritage, stemming from the fact that it is one of the only Asian countries that has never been colonized by a foreign power.
Imagine living in a country that did not have any traffic lights, where all tobacco products were illegal, and where it was forbidden to hunt, fish, or even climb extra-tall peaks (where spirits dwelled). Imagine a nation that kept itself closed off from the rest of the world for centuries just to protect its unique culture from outside influences. Now imagine a country that measured the well-being of its citizens not in dollars, cents, or in any other economic terms, but rather in happiness.