OK when you leave your home country for a totally new and alien culture you do expect that you will see some sights that will leave you a bit open mouthed from time to time. This morning however I did not expect to see a dead cow on its back being burned in the middle of the pavement. It might not sound like that crazy a thing to some people but given this is a city and a residential area it was TOTALLY unexpected. People often burn their rubbish here because rubbish collection is something of a novelty, although it’s not too bad round our way we have a wheelie bin and everything! Anyway I digress, so there I was strolling down the street on my way to get some veg from the dudes behind the fence before it go too hot to go out and I spied the fire in the middle of the pavement, I just assumed that someone was burning their rubbish until I spotted four hooves in the air just above the flames. I did a double take and then realised it was in fact the carcass of a rather large cow that was being burned, an extreme method of cooking if you ask me. No one was ‘tending’ the cow it was just there on fire, on the pavement. I even questioned whether I had imagined it but no there it was hooves akimbo burning away as I passed by on my way back up the hill. Bonkers (or maybe I am).