Thursday, November 6, 2008

Drinking the Kongolo!

As we paddled the boat towards the entrance to the Yoko Forest along
the Yoko River, we saw a man strapped to a palm tree. It turned out
he was an old guy making Raffia Wine -- wine made from Raffia/Palm
nuts, and he sold it right there from the tree!

We bought a jerry can worth for $1, and everyone had some.
Thankfully, it tasted a bit like actual wine, but I think Adam felt
like it was a bit pulpy. Sometimes they filter it through again to
make it stronger, and it tastes a lot like ethanol. And is pretty

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