In a blog Terry wrote from Tibet, she (Ed. note: my apologies to Uncle Lew and Aunt Vivian) referred to the nuns we witnessed and the fact that whenever they weren’t doing something or other around the nunnery, you would find them sitting and chanting. I had thought that I had lost this, but luckily it turned up. The sounds you hear “in the background” are the nuns. Also, any time you hear something that you think might just be snippets of other tourist’s conversation, it isn’t – it is a nun chanting something on her own. No one outside of the nuns made any “noise.” Imagine – if you aren’t sweeping, cooking, praying whatever, this is your existence – day after day.
To go to the other extreme – pretty sure none of the nuns wore these! Avast ye matey!