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Photo by Kendall Marianacci, Nepal Semester.

Football in Bhaktapur

As we were completing challenges in our scavenger hunt through Bhaktapur we met a group of kids playing with a tattered football (soccer ball). After tracing their hand prints and having them write their names as part of a challenge, they invited us to play a game. They took us to a toy store to get a new ball. The lady originally tried to charge us 6000 rupees, the equivalent of 60 dollars, but we eventually got the price down to 5 USD. We then returned to the dusty square where we passed and threw the ball around. Although we couldn’t communicate through words we were able to communicate through sport.

–Team Bigfeet (Jack, Sutter, Scout, and Connor)