Monday, April 14, 2014

Spice Farms

We drove to a junglish area because the island of Zanzibar (part of the United Republic of Tanzania) is called the spice island. A guide walked us through winding trails to identify what we were seeing.

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This is nutmeg. You use the seed for the spice powder.

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The girls loved the “Touch-Me-Nots”.

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We stopped to see ruins of a persian bath, made by a sultan for his wife, in 832 of coral stone.

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We wound through backyards and enjoyed glimpses of the ocean.

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We made dye that is commonly used in cosmetics, clothing dyes and for deep red curry powder. 

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After painting himself, he painted the girls and I. 

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Little J smelling a root to guess what spice it produces.

In all, we saw coriander, lemongrass, cinnamon, all spice, menthol, cloves, black and white pepper, nutmeg, vanilla, turmeric, iodine, langilangi and masala. God is truly amazing. 

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A young man climbed a tree to cut down four coconuts, which he threw down with flourish.

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The girls hunted them on the forest floor. 

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We then ate avocados, oranges, grapefruit, bananas and coconut picked on our route. The girls were more excited about the coconut juice before they tried it. They thought it would be like a juice box. :)

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Our guide then made us creation out of palm leaves.

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We finished our tour with lunch in a house that had been set up for tourists.



Mindy said...

What an experience! Gorgeous place!

MJgerst said...

Looks azaming! So glad you are having a good time!

bri said...

I like those palm leaf creations-impressive! :)