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Pouring out beer

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Traditionally fresh beer is offered as a welcome to the guests. First the female brewer has to try the beer to make sure it is drinkable. Then the host, here the son of the chief, takes a drink first and shows by making all sorts of sounds, that it is really good. The unmarried girl (in a mini skirt made of pears and wearing a necklace, but with naked breasts) gives a drink to every one. It would be very impolite to refuse this drink. The beer has as much alcohol as ours, but does not have such a stable percentage of alcolhol. The brewage is milky and you can still taste the maize. If I could get used to it, is a difficult question.


Homepage(2)   Holiday pictures   South Africa by Ursula Becker and Michael Becker, 03/2003. Last modification: 05/2003.