Nanoseconds after we saw the first vendors, the girls started asking if they could sample the wares. We asked them to wait while we looked around for a bit, but after tramping to and fro across the field a few times, it was clear that the girls needed a break from watching - they needed to get flying on their own!
Finally, with some help from our tour guide Nancy, the kite was launched!
Up, up and away it went! A beautiful addition to the hundreds of kites already fluttering in the sky. They took it down and re-launched it - just for fun - again and again.
While the girls were joyfully playing with their new pet fish, Sharon and I went off to meet some of the teams who had travelled to compete in the festival. Click here to meet them too!