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Old Feb 27, 13, 11:16 pm
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The Phobjika valley is known as the nesting site for the endangered black necked cranes. During the day I was there the local school was holding its school sports day. When I was a kid we used to call it “field day”. It was fun to visit and see the kids do their games. Any foreigner is treated as an honored guest. Later in the trip I attended a much larger school sports day in Trashiyangtse where I was invited to sit next to the mayor.

These young boys had to run from one end of the track to a place where all of their gho were and they had to properly dress themselves in the gho as fast as possible. And then run back. The gho is the national dress for men. As you can see it almost looks like a bathrobe. It is worn with knee high socks.

Gangtey Dzong is fairly new. The dzongs are fortresses that are usually the home to the clergy as well as being the administrative government seat of an area.

Yak along the road to Jakar

Coming soon...the Jakar Festival

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