Qatar

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.Image

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Mr Globetrotter Visits Nigeria

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.

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A delicious Nigerian meal of rice, tomato stew and green leaves.

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Sometimes municipal water supplies are unreliable in Nigerian villages. The people rely on water from a well such as the one shown below.

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Mr. Globetrotter helps someone get water out of that well.

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Mr. Globetrotter also helps us do some laundry the old-fashioned way.

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Mr. Globetrotter visits a typical Nigerian fireplace where water is boiled – for bathing and other activities.

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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.

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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.

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Mr Globetrotter is shown a typical device for pounding corn into flour. This old device is still used in many African villages.

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Mr. Globetrotter at a typical water pot. Pots such as these help to keep water cool – nice for drinking in a hot African climate.

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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.

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Mr. Globe Trotter in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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!  

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