Showing posts from January, 2017

What retro vehicles are still on the road in Africa?

It turns out all of those old cars that were (probably) traded in for a newer model don’t all go to the scrapyard to die, they go to Africa to work as taxis and help some guy make a living!
Nissan Micra taxis might be the most popular type of taxi: Not sure what that is. Looks like it's old and from the 80’s Check the naughty rims on that Almera out! I enjoyed the religious vinyls on the back of the vans. This was a common sight: Here’s someone who’s a huge USA fan, but also needs to see out of his rear window: This guy can’t decide if he’s a Jew or a Rasta. The way these water delivery lads chucked the water about - I’ve looked more laboured catching a rugby ball! Just chillin’ on the back of the ice lorry:
This looked like a cute little lorry. So I took a picture of it. The guy in it clocked me, and i had to avoid eye contact for a while.

What does Palm Wine Taste Like?

On my recent visit to Ghana for the Christmas Holidays, I went to see Accra’s Botanical Gardens, which is a beautiful place to visit.

I decided that there can't be anything that I'd regret not doing, so if things popped up along the way, I'd think whether or not I should, then go ahead and do it.

On the way up to the Botanical Gardens, there was a stall selling Palm Wine. Really cheap - 2cedis(40p/49 US Cents) for a used water bottle-full. So I asked the driver what it was like.

“Hey, Ernest. What is palm wine?” “It's a local drink.” He said. Well, cheers for narrowing that one down, mate! “Is it alcoholic?” He laughed. Which led me to surmise that it's probably lethal gear.

Since getting back and doing a bit of research, here's Wikipedia's explanation behind palm wine - basically fermented tree sap. in the botanical gardens, in this case, it's derived from the coconut palm, which really does explains the taste!

We'd already passed the stall and had continu…