Mr. Totter is in Qatar right now, enjoying a local drink called Karak along the Corniche. Karak is basically made from tea, concentrated milk, ginger, and cardamom. The Corniche is like a long boardwalk along the gulf area. People love to walk, run, and play here… especially if they have kids. Qatar is a very safe country and almost everyone here is nice. There are all kinds of people from all over the world working and living in Qatar so I get to talk to people about their cultures, languages, politics and much more.
They have a local dish here called Makboos. It’s basically a bunch of vegetables and meat cooked together. It’s pretty good but I don’t eat it too often myself.
Next, Mr. Totter will be visiting Jordan. I grew up in Jordan so I’ll send Mr. Totter with a friend.
My name is Architect A. Mohammed. I am an architect in Bauchi Nigeria. Here I stand with Mr. Globetrotter in front of one of the buildings I designed. In the subsequent pictures I will take Mr. Globetrotter to visit some Nigerian villages to see how people live their peaceful lives using available resources.
A delicious Nigerian meal of rice, tomato stew and green leaves.
Sometimes municipal water supplies are unreliable in Nigerian villages. The people rely on water from a well such as the one shown below.
Mr. Globetrotter helps someone get water out of that well.
Mr. Globetrotter also helps us do some laundry the old-fashioned way.
Mr. Globetrotter visits a typical Nigerian fireplace where water is boiled – for bathing and other activities.
Mr. Globetrotter also visited a typical chicken coop in a village in Nigeria. the chicken spend their nights in a place like this and then spend the day looking around for food.
Mr. Globetrotter is visited by a lizard. These are harmless animals that live around human habitations in many Nigerian towns and villages and ordinarily feed on insects such as ants.
Mr Globetrotter is shown a typical device for pounding corn into flour. This old device is still used in many African villages.
Mr. Globetrotter at a typical water pot. Pots such as these help to keep water cool – nice for drinking in a hot African climate.
Because of unreliable power supply, many people in Africa still use this old method to press clothing. The ‘iron’ as it is called is heated up by making a fire in it using charcoal.
People here in Edmonton are experiencing their average cold, cold winter weather. There is a lot of snow on the ground and people are constantly outside shovelling. Neighbours smile and say hello to one another while braving the windy and chilly climate.
Here I am, in front of the West Edmonton Mall (WEM); the largest shopping mall in North America which boasts an indoor amusement park, ice rink, water park, and even a golf course!