Filed Under (Beninese culture) by Rob on 25-06-2008

The other day, I caught a lift with this zem driver:


Interesting headgear, don’t you think? As it’s rainy season, the weather is a tad cooler than normal (down to the plummeting depths of 25 Celcius!) so he’s probably wearing this to keep his head warm (rather than a fashion statement!) Fashion really does not exist here in the same way as it does back home; you can wear almost any colour or style of clothing and nobody will comment on how ‘uncool’ or ‘too loud’ it is. This is particularly consoling for an individual such as myself, who tends to gravitate towards the lurid and psychedelic when it comes to shirts!

That’s all for now…

1 Comment posted on "A zem with a difference!"
Clive on June 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm #

Does this mean we can expect a wider and louder range of shirts from ALL the family when you get back?