Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Darts in Thimpu

Here's one of the sights we stumbled over in Thimpu, on my second day in Bhutan. 

Darts are traditionally a men's game in Bhutan, but more and more women are getting into it. 

The women would encourage their own team and do the Bhutanese equivalent of "Hey batter batter" to the opposing team. When someone scored, they'd run to the center of the field, sing, and do a dance. 

Tsering and Tobgay could have watched this all day, but I was worried about getting sunburned, so we didn't stay too long. 

Tsering told me that Tobgay is quite good at archery, but that he himself isn't so great at it. Of course, that doesn't stop him from doing archery sometimes with his friends. It's sort of like going out to shoot some pool at home.