Friday, 29 August 2008

Rastafari Festival in Xai-Xai

I have taken these photos some time ago, but just now remembered to post it. I was in Xai-Xai and the city was welcoming a Rastafari Festival. There was a good vibe with lots of reggae music, dance and vegetarian food. These two guys have traveled from Maputo to Xai-Xai (more or less 230km) with their gingas. Ginga is the name Mozambicans give to their bicycles. I believe the name is also used in Portugal. Can you confirm?


Gonças said...

It sure is!
It would be nice to gather several names that bicycles are knowned in the PALOP countries, e.g.:

Portugal: Ginga, bicla, bina
Moçambique: Ginga
Brasil: Magrela

RH said...

Olá Gonçalo,

Obrigado pelo comentário.

Copenhagen Bike Rental said...

christania’s “cykeludlejning” bikes are rolling across the city. The system, less than a year old, is funded by christania’s municipal government. It is currently only in one of christania’s 22 administrative districts. Although a 2nd generation system, there are 12 “Houses” in this district, each with around 40 bikes. The yearly subscription cost is the equivalent of $2 US, and allows the use of a bike for up to four hours at a time. In less than a year, there have been 6,000 subscriptions sold. There are larger 3rd generation systems in the world, which do not have a subscription to bike ratio as big as that.