If I were a millionaire, I’d like to be a nomad. I have a place where I want most to go to. It’s Africa. I don’t have any plan about its route. Which route should I take? North to south? Clockwise? Zigzag? Should I avoid high alert countries? I sometimes watch protests, riots and civil wars in Somalia and Egypt on TV. How about Chad? I’ve never heard. But, Chad is on the list. Should I avoid dangerous cities like Johannesburg, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam? How about indigenous diseases like Ebola, yellow fever and malaria? Although it doesn’t mean the answers come out, I went to see this festival, Africa Heritage Festival, Apr 27th in 2014.
At first, there were only 2 players, drummer and guitarist.
They kept playing for 20 minutes or so.
Suddenly, a lady showed up with a handbag and started to dance in front of us. Every visitor wondered who’s this lady. Some visitors said with small voice « Is she drunken? » It seems to be wrong. At least, the two men and the lady seem to know themselves one another. Umm….culture difference.
After their show, I walked around the festival venue.
I found food stalls. Somehow, some stalls sold Kebab. « Hey! It’s a Middle East food! ». Some stalls sold Jijimgae. « Hey! It’s a Korean food. »
I found a Ghana stall and wondered what’s « Ghana Meat Pie ».
I bought it. Umm…the size is as same as my hand. The pie in picture looks bigger. Anyway, I ate it. The taste is OK. But, it’s dry. I got thirsty. I think water is hard to come by in Africa. Can I make a journey? I feel a little bit of unease.