Visiting the region and meeting as many people as possible has always been one of the best parts of being the U.S. Ambassador to India. I had a fantastic visit to Bhutan this week, seeing this beautiful country for the first time. It reminded me of the Colorado Rockies with its snow capped mountains and deep and lush forests. The beauty of Bhutan is only surpassed by the friendliness, graciousness, and hospitality of its people. We currently have a warm friendship with Bhutan and we would like to expand and deepen that friendship with this emerging democracy in areas such as education and parliamentary exchanges. In meetings with Chief Justice Tobgye, Prime Minister Thinley, members of Parliament, and the fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, we discussed ways to further strengthen the ties between our two countries. As two democracies concerned with the environment, education and good governance, we have much in common and much to learn from each other. And we share a love for basketball too, making me feel even more at home in this magical place.