Travel with Rick Steves
206 Portugal's Radical Drug Policy; Blissful Bhutan
May 15, 2010 · 54 min
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The policies of Portugal and Bhutan are on the agenda. We'll talk to the man who authored Portugal's law that dropped criminal penalties against all narcotics users.  He'll explain what the intention of the revamped policy was, and how it's actually working out after nearly ten years.

And the Himalayan country of Bhutan has strict rules that only allow a small number of escorted tourists in each year.  We'll hear how the country that just got TV and the internet in the last decade makes it a priority to promote "gross national happiness."     For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit
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