South African Yellow Rice with raisins is made by adding turmeric to the cooking water, along with raisins. In Afrikaans it's called 'Begrafnisrys' which means 'funeral rice'. It refers to the fact that people would usually have to travel a long way for funerals in times when ox-wagons were the most common type of transport, so everything would be done to make the simple ingredients farmers had on hand more 'special'.
Guinea guys greeting us as they pass us on our Overlanding West Africa trip! Passenger Sally Holbrook got this shot through Aminahs cab window, we reckon they could get at least another couple on the back of the sept place and maybe a goat or 2! Sights like this always keep us entertained on our journeys through West Africa!
In West Africa, many families grow and raise their own food (produce, poultry, livestock) on BACKYARD FARMS. The food raised is not only used for sustenance, but is sold for cash. CHICKENS are eaten nearly everywhere and chicken eggs are a common food and source of protein. This man is selling live chickens that he has raised.
AUTO RICKSHAW These motorized trikes are relatively common throughout the world, particularly in Africa, China, India, Southeast Asia and parts of the Middle East. They're small enough to navigate narrow or crowded streets and weave among the scooters that pack many roads in developing nations
Medina of Fez. Founded in the 9th century & home to the oldest university in the world, Fez reached its height in the 13th–14th centuries under the Marinids, when it replaced Marrakesh as the capital. The urban fabric & the principal monuments in the medina – madrasas, fondouks, palaces, residences, mosques and fountains - date from this period. Although the political capital of Morocco was transferred to Rabat in 1912, Fez has retained its status as the country's cultural and spiritual…