In Uganda, Rastas or ‘Rasta lookalikes’ symbolise non-conformism. – we come from societies where self-expression through your personal image is quite normal, encouraged even. Rasta refers (incorrectly) to “any person having dreadlocks.” “True Rastafarians believe that Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie a.k.a. Rastafarianism is a common religion amongst black Jamaicans and deeply rooted in African culture.
Rastas eat a diet of vegetables, fruit and fish and keep their bodies, mind and soul healthy by staying active in global issues.
Now I could write a Master’s Thesis about the different tribes, but I know that Share them in the comments below.Different sources say different things.
Despite the bullshit, the sweet talk and the dance moves can be very seductive. ) and an absolute certainty that I’m just one of a number he’s playing with. – what’s the attraction between Muzungu women and Rastas? I fell in love with Uganda the moment I set foot here.
UPDATE: After one dating disaster too many I joked that “if another guy with dreadlocks wants to date me, the first thing he has to do is shave his head.” Next in my dating series: Downtown dreadlocks. Despite the challenges of life in a developing country, there's nowhere else I’d rather be.
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