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Amazing bhutanese people in capital

 

 

Bhutan is a "developing" or "third world" country. America is a "developed" or "first world" country. Let's think about what that means in practical terms.

 

The capital, Thimphu, has 700,000+ people, but still not a single traffic light. People literally won't hurt a fly. As for crime ... A fellow professor told me about how he forgot his ATM card in the machine, freaked out, canceled the card, and then told a local about it, who said, "Did you check at the machine?" And he went back and of course someone had just added it to the line of cards on top of the machine left by other forgetful folks.

 

Today I inadvertently tested this local norm. I realized at the vegetable market that I had left my ATM/Visa debit card in the machine the night before. Didn't stress out.  Finished touring the market, went back to the ATM and I found my ATM/Debit Card just above machine.


In America, at the exact same time I was forgetting then retrieving my ATM/debit card -- Neo-Nazis killed an anti-Nazi protester in Charlottesville (and the President pretended that both sides were equally to blame), a student got robbed at gunpoint a stone's throw from the law school, and the NAACP has a travel advisory in place for minorities for the state of Missouri.

So America is the "developed" country. Go figure.

This article is written by American tourist David Law 


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