An easy walk to Dzonglha and the Highest International Football Match of all Time?
29.03.2012 - 29.03.2012 25 °C
I’ve probably enjoyed today as much as any on the trip, we had a relative lie in (7am) and a short’ish 3 hrs walk to our next destination Dzonglha. The scenery as always was spectacular but because we had so much time we could just soak it in so much more. We stopped frequently, sitting on grassy slopes in the sunlight with snow clad mountains towering over our heads. I could have stopped there all day taking in the wonder of it all. We arrived at Dzonglha about noon and after a relaxing lunch someone spotted a football and then there was no going back.
Six a side, Europe against Nepal in a stone walled uneven paddock. I can’t say it was the most skilled match I have ever played in but there was no doubting the commitment by both sides. For the record Europe won 4 – 1 but the group shot at the end showed the real result, big smiles on every face. Football - the international language that brings people together.