East Africa: roadside life

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Saturday 02 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

After looking 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, there is often no feature image, just shots of life passing by. I hope you enjoy these anyway… 

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From dusty open roadside areas to more ‘organised’ and clean streets of some towns, there is always a certain feel to each scene that is quite ‘African’. I don’t mean that in any derogatory manner; quite the opposite in fact.

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Similar to life here in Türkiye, there still exists a trading culture of individual owner/renter-operated shops and businesses dotted all along the central roads through each town and village.

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People walk everywhere too. There are bikes, taxis cars, and motorbikes, as well as buses crammed to bursting point, but there are also many people without transport of their own, or the funds to use municipal transport, and even when way out in the middle of nowhere, you’ll see folk walking along the roadsides.

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And finally, remember a bicycle can carry anything!

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And yes, I’ve used this image before, but still one of my favourites 🙂

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6 thoughts on “East Africa: roadside life

  1. […] African kids we came across on our travels, and finally shared some images of what I termed ‘roadside life’. After all that, I received some requests for a few more, so here’s a few more of […]

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  2. Colleen says:

    Very similar to parts of India…life in these countries is very simple always my belief simplicity is the key to happiness. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  3. Interesting….some of the buildings look like they might fall over on a windy day!

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  4. dayphoto says:

    Looks like the Rez here. Thank you, I loved the visit!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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