I did some sleuthing this weekend and learned more about this former French colony nestled in the Indian Ocean above Madagascar. Here are some of the trifles and treasures I learned:
Sources like these are tricky because they don't appear credible but the stories on them about country origins are fascinating. If you're looking for Comoros tschotskes on the net - look no further: you can buy fish stamps from the Comoros and here's a board game found on Esty or perhaps you'd prefer a map pendant? Want to read about fisheries in Comoros? For all you foodies out there - this Comoros dish looks delicious. A couple of sources claim that Comoros is the second-largest exporter of vanilla (after Madagascar) in the world. Yum!
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And a shameless plug: One of the pictures that I took while working with USAID/PHARE, and that I later submitted to IREX's 'Make a Better World' photo contest, made honorable mention in their photo contest. I'm so thankful and honored to be a part of such a neat online exhibit - the photos they chose as winners are truly stunning.