Travels in Nepal # 34 High altitude soccer match
No Comments »10th October, 2006; Category: Himalayas, Nepal, Trekking
During our brief stay at Tengboche in Nepal some of the trekking group went to visit the local monastery. I didn’t go because I was still recovering from the effects of the climb.
Later, when I had recovered, I took the above photo of this quaint little village. Earlier I was rather slow and missed taking an even better, and rather bizarre, photo of some young monks in their flowing crimson robes wearing sneakers and playing a very willing game of soccer.
I was often amazed at sights like this. It seemed such a clash of cultures, yet the young men were still young at heart, despite their spartan lifestyle in the monastery.
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