The Sounds of a Teahouse in Nepal
Imagine outside it is dark and cold. The sun has left this 3440m-high Himalayan town, and with it all the warmth it brings. But inside the teahouse a fire is going, the light is warm, the wooden interior covered in brightly colored paintings and weavings. The benches lining the walls are draped with decorative rugs. The teahouse is a warm welcome for travelers either descending from higher altitudes or those coming up from the valleys.
I love that you can hear the different languages spoken in one small place, high up in the Himalayas. People from all edges of the Earth congregate here to see these mighty mountains. You can hear the sip of tea, the conversations of new friends, even the occasional cough of lungs still adjusting to the cold and altitude. If you listen closely, you may even hear me writing this.