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"One of the local drinks in the..." The Gambia Things to Do Tip by ZoeB

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One of the local drinks in the Gambia is palm juice, made from the juice in a plam tree. Bottles are out at the top of palm trees to drain the juice and then some poor person (as pictured here) has to go and get the full bottle. There is also an alcoholic version where the juice is fermented called Fire Water - very potent
It is amazing to watch people scurry up and down the palm trees with a little bit of bent wood keeping them from falling down

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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