We visited a spice farm - the Jambo spice farm. Not only were spices grown and sold, but lots of fruits as well.
The local houses have coral mixed into the mud to strengthen them.
Our guide, Hitabu, showing us turmeric.
Vanilla pods growing on vines.
We stopped at some local houses to watch how henna is mixed for painting. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending how happy you were with your design) it was not very dark and out tattoos did not last very long.
cinnamon trees (above & below)
enjoying a fruit feast
Boys learn to climb coconut palms at 10 years of age. We were given a demonstration.
climbing a coconut tree
Oliver & William were not so successful
During the tour a young boy (Ali Baba) followed, constantly making things from banana and palm leaves.
palm hats & crowns were woven for us
drinking coconut juice