Sunday, October 26, 2014

Game of Chess with a Local

Sundays and travels occupy a special place in my life!

My favorite Sunday past time is being in a new country, chatting with up a local and getting closer to their culture. In my many Sundays of travel and through such interactions with the local citizens, I have tried to understand history, languages, food, culture, mannerisms, sports, music, movies and much more and I have always returned happy and enlightened.

Game of chess between a Nepali local and a Spanish tourist at Patan
In this photo, I saw a tourist from Spain playing a game of chess with a Nepali local at Patan. The game was interesting, but the local won hands down. After the tourist from Spain lost, I offered to play, had a decent game and ended up on the losing side. It was a bad day at the office for the tourists in terms of winning a game of chess, but a good one in terms of sharing many light and interesting moments with the lovely people of Nepal.

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