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Photo by Kendall Marianacci, Nepal Semester.

Futsal: More than a game (a yak from Patan)

The path to the pitch took about 25 minutes. It wound and turned around  temples and brick buildings.

The match was the United States versus Nepal. Both teams marched onto the pitch, ready for battle. Throughout the match I realized that it was not a battle, but a language of its own. While its nature was competitive, the relationships forged through the match were far more rewarding than any result. Despite the language barrier, we understood each other without words.