"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." --Charles Kingsley
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Before we left, a heap of tomatoes was going for one pin, about 35 cents, and a bundle of greens for 500 kwacha, around 20 cents. If you spend "a lot," usually the lady will throw in an mbasela, or a gift, which is generally a small, funky tomato. If you ask for an mbasela, you will get the gift plus a big laugh from a lady who is surprised you know to ask for it.