Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Bit of Zambian culture:

·         If you want to buy a chicken, but don’t want to kill/eat it right away, it is totally acceptable to tie its feet together and keep it in your bedroom with you---this goes for other animals and situations as well, such as tying a pigs legs and letting it lay outside the bar while you have a drink, or tying a goat to the back of your bicycle and going for a ride
·         Homosexuality is taboo and illegal- the sentence is 25 yrs. in prison
·         Oral sex is illegal
·         Sniffing or smelling food is not acceptable
·         It is a compliment to be called fat, and if you are not fat, they want to make you fat
·         There are evil mermaids (donafish) in rivers that will snatch you and drag you under water
·         In Southern Province, a typical “bride price” is 4 cows
·         If nsima is not served with a meal, it will be considered that no food was served
·        You drive on the left side of the road, steering wheel is on right side of car

That’s all I can think of off the top of my head, will add more later! Ask if you have any specific questions! I have frequent access to Facebook through my cell phone, so that is the best way to contact me. I can only access this blog on a computer when in town.

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