Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Scenes of West Africa - The Pinasse

Pinasses on shore, Mali
Photo Credit: Martha de Jong-Lantink
Pinasses, a type of canoe, are the traditional form of transportation along the River Niger. You can watch a short video clip of sailing on a pinasse, and the views it offers, here.

Commercial pinasse, Mali
Photo Credit: Alexandre Baron


  1. Lovely pictures and video. It is so interesting to see a culture which is so vastly different from our own. Thanks for posting Marie.

    1. Sometimes a photo or video is the closest thing we can get to "experiencing" another culture. We're so lucky to have access to so many of these on the internet!


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