Thursday, March 20, 2014

Savannah in Nepal!

School sports are a little different in Oman. No bus trips to an out-of-town tournaments.  Here, one hops on a plane to play other schools!  During the season, the kids play other schools in Muscat.  But once a season, they go to a tournament in one of the other cities in their conference.  Those cities include Dhaka, Bangladesh, Bombay and Chennai in India, Lahore and Karachi in Pakistan, and Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Last week, Savannah went to a soccer tournament in Kathmandu, Nepal!

Here are the pictures she shared with me.

Welcome to Nepal sign in the airport.

This is the opening ceremony of the soccer tournament, where they introduce the teams.

Savannah hugging an elephant at the school.  Not sure why.  :)

I asked Savannah.  "Where are you guys in this picture?  Is this the school?"  She replied, "No, the school doesn't have a soccer field.  This is the police station.  I sent you a picture."

Now I understand the random police force billboard.  :)

Looks like they have nice fields.

The view from the soccer field.  Or pitch, as they call it here.  I actually heard Savannah call a soccer field a football pitch!!  Really!!

One of the streets in Kathmandu.

"The view from the monkey temple."  I am quoting my daughter.

One of the holy monkeys.  From the aforementioned monkey temple.

This area, which really is known as the Monkey Temple, is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley.  There are monkeys living in parts of the temple.  This is an important site for Buddhists and Hindus.

This sightseeing trip was on the last day.  This square in Kathmandu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The square is home to the Ancient Royal Palace and many temples.

There was a market in the square selling these beautiful Nepalese paintings. They really caught Savannah's eye.

According to Savannah, people would rub their heads against this statue.  ... I will take her word for it.

Masks for sale.

I am sure this tour guide is saying something very interesting about this door. 

One of Savannah's soccer coaches looks at their school, featured in this Nepal newspaper.

All the students stay with local families.  This was the view from where Savannah stayed.

The team at the airport.  They came in third place, by the way.  Good job!

The girls flew on Oman Air to Nepal.  The pilot is actually the dad of one of the girls on her soccer team, so Savannah got her picture taken in the cockpit!

Nepal is the third country Savannah has visited without me in the time we have lived in Oman.  So grateful for the experiences my kids are getting!

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