Life

Palm Trees!

Here you see a palm tree, and on this same palm tree I zoomed in on the small jug tied to the top. This jug allows white liquid from the tree, palm wine, to drip into the jug. It is naturally alcoholic, and people drink it almost everywhere in Cameroon, especially in small villages (palm wine is very cheap, 100 CFA per litre, as opposed to 500 CFA for one beer).

Palm trees also produce oil that people extract from the nuts. I managed to see two kinds of extraction in the same day- the women are walking on the nuts, in a pool of water by the river, and the other photo including me, is of a grinder that works when you turn the lever around and around.

About Tara

Tara received her degree in French and Communications before jetting off to serve Cameroon for 2 years with the Peace Corps. She has forever since been inspired to serve in humanitarian projects around the world. She's a writer, tour guide, business owner, property manager, wifey, dog mom, and traveler. Tara lives in Dallas, Texas, where she's happily married to the tech genius who keeps her website pretty.