Friday, November 16th, 2007
Ambato Boeni was a nice small town and I hadn't seen any tourists. Most likely because there was nothing specifically touristy about this place. Which, however, made it the more interesting since the people were genuinly nice. My mom took us here because, for one, she spent a lot of holidays here as a child.
Market in Ambato Boeni
My mom had told us how the peasants in this area have trouble adjusting to the new field work methods taught by the government to increase the harvest. Apparently, a family typically has a day when they don't work. That day is different for each family. Now, when a man and a woman of different families get married, they inherit both non-working days. Which makes wonder how one would go about finding potential mates. This may in part explain why some people just seem to hang around in the shade all day doing nothing. Who knows? But in any case, it keeps the peasants from working their fields to the suggested schedule.
Well, we're close to the weekend and we will throw in our family-days-off now. Sitting around in the shade. Or at the beach.
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- Pictures: Ambato Boeni
- Pictures: Majunga
- Listen to the sounds of Ambato Boeni and Majunga