Carts and other ways of getting things around.

Typical cart.

Typical cart.

So today we took a little trip into Nairobo to explore some more. We found some new spots and drove some new roads, it feels goo to be getting somewhat independent in the big city. We drove by Kibera, the largest slum in Africa: 1 + million people living in one square mile, right in the middle of Nairobi. We scouted the route we’ll likely take to the airport when YOU come to visit. I decided to snap some shots of things people cary on hand carts, they are everywhere and we really didn’t even try, just shot the camera out the window when we saw one.

These carts are used to pull stuff to markets, take stuff home, and everything else you could think of.  They are usually on the road, not uncommon on the freeway, not uncommon going the wrong way against traffic or reverse direction around a roundabout. You just try not to hit them and keep on going. Here’s some images:

Typical cart in the middle of the road.

Typical cart in the middle of the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cart1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cart3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is a HUGE shipping container.

That is a HUGE Safaricom kiosk on there. It must be well balanced load.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Typical cart guy. Anne gave him 10 shillings to snap a shot.

Typical cart guy. Anne gave him 10 shillings to snap a shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cart7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's a sweet bus load, guess someone picked up some couches and is taking them home.

Here's a sweet bus load, guess someone picked up some couches and is taking them home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weird Sadam matatu.  No words, no explanation, just a random picture of Sadam shouting at you.  I wish I knew what they were thinking when they chose that sticker for the Matatu.

Weird Sadam matatu. No words, no explanation, just a random picture of Sadam shouting at you. I wish I knew what they were thinking when they chose that sticker for the Matatu.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Eve on June 17, 2009 at 8:20 am

    See if you can bring one of those carts home with you. Erika keeps saying how she needs to upsize her purse. 🙂

    Reply

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