Garderobe is a historic term for a room in a medieval castle.
The Oxford English Dictionary gives as its first meaning a store-room for valuables, but also acknowledges "by extension, a private room, a bed-chamber; also a privy".
While dating and selecting your own spouse occurs in urban areas, arranged marriages are frequent in Nigeria.
Prior to an engagement, the families of the bride and the groom become acquainted through a formal ceremony.
A man like this may even question a woman's motives if she approached him to chat.
Garderobe derives from the French word for "wardrobe", a lockable place where clothes and other items are stored.
After two months, Kach came to visit me in Hanoi for two weeks, where I had set myself up as an English teacher.
Well, two weeks has since turned into almost two years, 7 countries, many random jobs and countless stories to tell!
The groom's family usually travels to the home of the bride's family and presents a letter requesting the woman's hand in marriage.
Traditional dances and the offer of a dowry are part of the process to persuade the bride's family to accept the letter.