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"Spicy tour One of the..." Tanzania Things to Do Tip by titti

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One of the purposes of my trip to Zanzibar was to see a clove plantations. Why? When I was a child I spent hours dissecting carnations and carnation stalks, in order to discover how cloves grow. Why? Because in Italy cloves are called “chiodi di garofano”, literally: “nails of carnation”… stange. As an adult I simple pretended not be interested in solving the problem any more. But every time I smelled that scent … I could see a young titti looking deeply into carnations mystery … So, when I heard about Zanzibar as the land of clove plantations I thought: “I must go and see…”. As soon as I arrived in Stone Town I asked for a “spicy tour”, a tour around spices plantations. That morning I was so excited: the mystery was going to be solved! In the pic you can see a clove tree. Unfortunately you can’t smell … Every single part of that tree contain eugenol, the smelling oil, but “cloves” are hidden in a small purple juicy fruit. I had purple hands for a week....and the smell ...</font>

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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