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Radio Shangri-La - What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth

Lisa Napoli

Lisa Napoli was in the grip of a crisis, dissatisfied with her life and her work as a radio journalist. When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger presented her with an opportunity to move halfway around the world, Lisa left behind cosmopolitan Los Angeles for a new adventure in the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan-said to be one of the happiest places on earth. Long isolated from industrialization and just beginning to open its doors to the modern world, Bhutan is a deeply spiritual place, devoted to environmental conservation and committed to the happiness of its people-in fact, Bhutan measures its success in Gross National Happiness rather than in GNP. In a country without a single traffic light, its citizens are believed to be among the most content in the world. To Lisa, it seemed to be a place that offered the opposite of her fast-paced life in the United States, where the noisy din of sound-bite news and cell phones dominate our days, and meaningful conversation is a rare commodity; where everyone is plugged in digitally, yet rarely connects with the people around them. Thousands of miles away from everything and everyone she knows, Lisa creates a new community for herself. As she helps to start Bhutan's first youth-oriented radio station, Kuzoo FM, she must come to terms with her conflicting feelings about the impact of the medium on a country that had been shielded from its effects. Immersing herself in Bhutan's rapidly changing culture, Lisa realizes that her own perspective on life is changing as well-and that she is discovering the sense of purpose and joy that she has been yearning for. In this smart, heartfelt, and beautifully written book, sure to please fans of transporting travel narratives and personal memoirs alike, Lisa Napoli discovers that the world is a beautiful and complicated place-and comes to appreciate her life for the adventure it is. From the Hardcover edition.

Lisa Napoli was in the grip of a crisis, dissatisfied with her life and her work as a radio journalist. When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger presented her with an opportunity to move halfway around the world, Lisa left behind cosmopolitan Los Angeles for a new adventure in the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan-said to be one of the happiest places on earth. Long isolated from industrialization and just beginning to open its doors to the modern world, Bhutan is a deeply spiritual place, devoted to environmental conservation and committed to the happiness of its people-in fact, Bhutan measures its success in Gross National Happiness rather than in GNP. In a country without a single traffic light, its citizens are believed to be among the most content in the world. To Lisa, it seemed to be a place that offered the opposite of her fast-paced life in the United States, where the noisy din of sound-bite news and cell phones dominate our days, and meaningful conversation is a rare commodity; where everyone is plugged in digitally, yet rarely connects with the people around them. Thousands of miles away from everything and everyone she knows, Lisa creates a new community for herself. As she helps to start Bhutan's first youth-oriented radio station, Kuzoo FM, she must come to terms with her conflicting feelings about the impact of the medium on a country that had been shielded from its effects. Immersing herself in Bhutan's rapidly changing culture, Lisa realizes that her own perspective on life is changing as well-and that she is discovering the sense of purpose and joy that she has been yearning for. In this smart, heartfelt, and beautifully written book, sure to please fans of transporting travel narratives and personal memoirs alike, Lisa Napoli discovers that the world is a beautiful and complicated place-and comes to appreciate her life for the adventure it is. From the Hardcover edition.
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Lisa Napoli was in the grip of a crisis, dissatisfied with her life and her work as a radio journalist. When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger presented her with an opportunity to move halfway around the world, Lisa left behind cosmopolitan Los Angeles for a new adventure in the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan-said to be one of the happiest places on earth. Long isolated from industrialization and just beginning to open its doors to the modern world, Bhutan is a deeply spiritual place, devoted to environmental conservation and committed to the happiness of its people-in fact, Bhutan measures its success in Gross National Happiness rather than in GNP. In a country without a single traffic light, its citizens are believed to be among the most content in the world. To Lisa, it seemed to be a place that offered the opposite of her fast-paced life in the United States, where the noisy din of sound-bite news and cell phones dominate our days, and meaningful conversation is a rare commodity; where everyone is plugged in digitally, yet rarely connects with the people around them. Thousands of miles away from everything and everyone she knows, Lisa creates a new community for herself. As she helps to start Bhutan's first youth-oriented radio station, Kuzoo FM, she must come to terms with her conflicting feelings about the impact of the medium on a country that had been shielded from its effects. Immersing herself in Bhutan's rapidly changing culture, Lisa realizes that her own perspective on life is changing as well-and that she is discovering the sense of purpose and joy that she has been yearning for. In this smart, heartfelt, and beautifully written book, sure to please fans of transporting travel narratives and personal memoirs alike, Lisa Napoli discovers that the world is a beautiful and complicated place-and comes to appreciate her life for the adventure it is. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:26


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:28


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:31