10 novembre 2014

Raindrops aren't falling. Period.

The only existing postcard of Mayotte during the rainy season.                         The rainy season has just started. Just. As in two days ago. This is worrying the meteorologists.          You see, Mayotte usually gets two lots of rain. A small spell, which usually comes some time in October and lasts for a week or two, and is known as the "Pluie des Mangues", or mango rain. This is because it hails the beginning of the mango season. And... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2012

Sunday best.

          People here do dry their washing in the most extraordinary places. Public railings, pavements in front of schools, bridges, even fields full of water buffalo. It makes for very colourful displays. Most people can't afford washing machines. They wash the clothes under pipes and gutters during the rainy season, or in the rivers. I'd love to see an aerial photo on washing day.             ... [Lire la suite]
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