Caravan Toilet Chemicals
By Barry Hooper
The band ?úSantana??played a famous and memorable tune called ?úCaravanserai?? It starts with desert music and goes into a West African rhythm followed by the beats and drummings of various other Countries.
Santana both tries and succeeds in capturing the essence of the caravanserai in the ever changing musical patterns in the life of just one, and at the same time gives you an insight into many more.
Caravans have been traversing vast circuits of the earth for thousands of years without any need for mechanisation or even wheels. Where most caravans go, no vehicle can follow. Wheels cannot follow Afghan mountain passes or roam the desert in soft sand. The trade routes of hundreds of generations of desert and hill people throughout the world rely either on two or four legs and a lot of stamina.
In Nepal if you want to bring anything really heavy to a village high up in the mountains, for a new bridge or a major building undertaking, the whole village will turn out, go down the mountain tracks for a few thousand metres, and bring it back up in a caravan. It may take them a few days.