‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ finale all about ‘happiness’

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Sunday night marked the 11th season finale of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. The host, who passed away on June 8th, traveled to Bhutan along with his friend, director Darren Aronofsky. The small, mostly Buddhist country in South Asia prides itself on being the originator of “Gross National Happiness.” As Bourdain and Aronofsky would learn, its a way of life that involves very little modernization from the outside world.The episode, which was introduced by CNN’s Don Lemon with words honoring Bourdain, also showed the not-so-happy parts of Bhutan. Like a rock slide blocking an already dangerous yet essential road, and a big beautiful forest that nobody goes into because, well, it’s allegedly haunted by demons.Along with visiting a small town that honors a phallus everywhere you look, they found their way to trying a local delicacy: caterpillars that have been infected with fungus and then fossilized. Yum?The show ended with Bourdain and Aronofsky visiting a place called The Burning Lake, a spiritual area used for reflection and honoring those that have passed. One of the final shots was Bourdain leaving an offering of his own to go along with the hoards of prayer flags and statues places by others.Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on CNN.Check out Anthony Bourdain's wild trip to Cajun Mari Gras:

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