The list author says: "These books helped me to better understand the country I lived in for 2 years. They're written by a mix of locals and expats and cover the history, the culture and (through fiction) the mindset of the Bhutanese people."
"Jamie lived in Bhutan at the time of the clash between locals and 'Southern Bhutanese' Nepali immigrants. It's a time that few Bhutanese will speak of. Nearly 100,000 refugees still live in camps in Nepal waiting to be acknowledged by either Bhutanese nor the Nepali government acknowledge their existence. Jamie tells this story, among others, as it affected a local community."
"The first half of the final episode takes place in Bhutan. Palin meets with prominent figures in the capital and takes a hike into the mountainous countryside to provide a visual experience of the country."
"Tourists are shown the beauty of Bhutan and introduced to its friendly occupants, but there's a lot more going on beneath the surface. Here I share my cultural experiences gained over two years living in the capital and working alongside the locals."