On 26 August 2022, Tshering Denkar, from Denkars Getaway met with the staff and students of Samtse College of Education.
Tshering Denkar, as the first Bhutanese solo travel blogger and vlogger is the face behind the popular social media account “Denkars Getaway”. Describing her obsession with travel, she detailed her journey throughout Bhutan from the pristine highland of Laya to the reclusive communities of Lhops in Samtse to the fraternity of Samtse college. Recalling the beginning of her career as a blogger, she said “When I was doing my masters in tourism management, I faced difficulty in finding literature regarding Bhutanese Tourism Industry. So I thought maybe I could do something within my capacity by writing travel narratives about Bhutan through my experience”. She stated that her passion has now turned into a career and her travels helps her delve into different communities and has allowed her to become acquainted with myriad cultures and traditions. “There is no other country more beautiful and peaceful like Bhutan. The more I travel, the more I fall in love with my country”. She further added that “we have not realized that travelling in our own country can enrich our knowledge about our own home”. Her journey across Bhutan cumulated into the publication of her recent book, “The Tourist Within” which presents thrilling stories of travel, nature, culture & tradition and history of Bhutan.
Highlighting the opportunities and challenges in travel blogging and vlogging, Tshering Denkar stressed the importance of pursuing one’s dream stating “It is important to identify what you are really good at, what really excites you, and pursue it” She also emphasized the importance of being proactive, receptive, confident and having a positive mindset and attitude, all of which are key qualities of an mediapreneur/ blogger and content creator.