Comoros

Africa

Overview

Average Costs  |  Being Vegetarian  |  Useful Local Phrases  |  Coffee  |  What to Wear  |  Articles & Adventures
 

What a gem of a destination for true travelers! Three tiny beautiful islands off the East coast of Africa with very little infrastructure (limited electricity and running water) and wonderful people. If you want to go somewhere where there are few tourists, this is the place! You can see the endangered Livingstone bats, watch sea turtles hatch on the beach, swim in perfect turquoise waters, and get to know the local people.
Dec 2016

Average Costs

The daily total includes all lodging, food, booze, transportation, sightseeing, visas, etc. I don't include the money I spend on gifts for friends and I do not include the flight price.

Being Vegetarian in Comoros

The people here live mainly off of what they can catch in the sea. It's almost funny how little they understand and can accommodate vegetarianism. I have had some interesting dishes here such as halved hard-boiled eggs over rice with a tomato sauce! If someone is cooking for you, don't expect anything too fancy. Shopping at the markets: If you are in a large enough village you might be able to find some yogurts. Otherwise it's mainly hard-boiled eggs, fruit, and maybe a baguette with some veggies.

Vegetarian Dishes


Rice & veggies with whatever type of sauce they might want to make you

French Vegetarian Phrases

Language Meaning Phrase / Pronunciation

French

I am vegetarian je suis végétarien(ne fem.)
j' swee ve-je-tah-ree-ENNE

I don't eat food of meat, chicken, or fish je ne mange pas de viande, poulet ou poisson
j' n' manj pa du viand, poo-LAY, oo pwa-SAN

Useful Local Phrases for Comoros

Language Meaning Phrase / Pronunciation

French

Cheers!
(France)
cheers 

health / Cheers! santé
sahn-te

Coffee

Surprisingly but not (since this was a French colony not long ago), Comoros serves good coffee. I was even visiting a backpacker hostel barely accessible by a dirt path and the host made me the most wonderful espresso in his metal percolator over a fire in his kitchen!

What to Wear

Super conservative. Comoros is a Muslim country. Wear below-the-knee or full-length skirts, pants, or capris and no tank tops. Even swimming in the ocean you should wear shorts and a t-shirt. The times I covered my head with a scarf, I found the women to be much more friendly to me. One typical outfit is leggings, a t-shirt, and a sarong tied around your chest over the t-shirt.

Articles & Adventures

Helpful information and fun adventures!