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Africa Local Customs: 97 reviews and 215 photos

  ZANZIBAR
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      ACCRA, GHANA
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I first really noticed this on the island of Zanzibar. During my stay in Jambiani Village I kept seeing kids playing with old bicycle tire rims. They would use a good stick and propel the tire along the road at great speed with the stick pushing along the groove. Not only is this not easy to do ? these kids were amazing fast. If you think its easy ? give it a try.

I have also seen children across Africa using larger tires, even car tires in a slighly differnet fashion. This is a game where children with little or nothing, find perfectly fun toys using what is to hand and some imagination.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 2, 2011
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  • arturowan's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2014 at 3:50 AM

    They certainly appear to be enjoying themselves...

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2014 at 2:22 AM

    Not here. Too many electical gadgets and they don't even leave the house. I loved playing outside as a child...

  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    played by kids all over the world

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