East Africa: The Kids

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Saturday 18 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Travelling is, or was for a long time to me anyway, a way of life, and then became one of the primary drivers of my ‘career days’. I would happily walk to/from work, take a home snack every day rather than spend cash at the works cafeteria, go out at night perhaps once or maybe twice a year, and generally only replace items of clothing at the point that the old woman with the shopping trolley full of bags of ‘reclaimed’ stuff would look at me sideways… 

To see the world’s monuments, castles, temples, and pyramids is always an amazing adventure, sure, but it’s the locals that make travelling such a heart-warming experience, and the spontaneity of the friendship proffered by the kids of Africa beats the lot.

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Some will just stand there and ponder…

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Whilst many will always smile and wave…

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24 thoughts on “East Africa: The Kids

  1. […] started out as a post about open markets of East Africa and then posted some pics of the wonderful African kids we came across on our travels, and finally shared some images of what I termed […]

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  2. […] at the open market style of East African market trading and the natural exuberance of the African kids, I wanted to share some images of everyday life that are just so very African. In these images, […]

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  3. Tiny says:

    A great share, beautiful pictures. I had similar experiences of kids in Africa when I lived there for 8 years.

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  4. That’s the people who always matter. I agree with you. And the little child on the second picture is just too gorgeous. I have been to East Africa too and I do remember the people’s kindness and curiosity for the visitors. Thank you for another trip back to memory lane.

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  5. Nurul Lubis says:

    True.. Mingle with the locals is travelling experience that can’t replaced by anything. And it’s my other reason for not traveling as tourist instead of traveler,

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  6. We’ve been to Africa several times and always find the people to be very friendly and welcoming. Your photos capture that well. We love Senegal and South Africa. We helped to build a classroom in Mapoch near Pretoria. 🙂

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  7. vannillarock says:

    the child in the second shot is heart-melting.

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  8. dayphoto says:

    The world should be like children…always. But we grow up and forget. How terribly sad that is.

    (P.S. I want to ride on a camel!)

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

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  9. milliethom says:

    Lovely photos of happy children.

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  10. Nice pictures! I hope someday to head to Africa. I was thinking Cape Town, South Africa. Any opinions?

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  11. Reblogged this on On The Upside and commented:
    Ahh, children with all their innocence and curiosity. They’re the ones who bridge the gap between the rest of us. I think this deserves a reblog.

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