The legendary book ‘Lost Horizon’ by British author James Hilton tells of a beautiful place called ‘Shangri-la’. It’s a lovely story about four westerners who find themselves at a monastery hidden in the Himalayan region. Here the inhabitants live lives of perfect contentment gently guided by a lama in the local monastery. The four visitors find all that they need (though it ends up that two did not quite see it this way) The story has become synonymous with contentment, wealth, harmony and mental enrichment.
The inhabitants don’t have to rough it, even being in the wilderness. Indeed the comforts were surprisingly modern.
This fable inspired the Shangri-la hotels, a chain that prides itself on comfort along with contentment. They do a pretty good job in my humble opinion.
At a recent stay in
Things were ‘not in my face’ here. The whole experience was seamless. That in itself is almost a fable, especially traveling in