Nick and I have a tradition: whenever we travel somewhere interesting and unfamiliar, we take photos out of the car window as we drive… and call this our “Drive-by Shootings”. Later, we look back on the photos and drink it all in. We have hundreds of drive-by photos… from Cuba, Haiti, Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, Mozambique and more… and I can’t bring myself to delete any of them. To me, they offer such a fascinating insight into the daily lives of people who live differently to me.
Here’s a few from Kenya (from both Mombassa & Nairobi)…
Can you spot:
- the woman selling bananas?
- the man relieving himself against the wall?
- the disabled man with his specially adapted bike?
- the men repairing bicycles?
- the Masai man selling some kind of medicine / pills?
- and… (this one is hard)… the pair of legs & bum ducking behind a counter.
That’s why I love these photos… each photo – especially since they’re all un-posed – tell such interesting stories.
However, I must add a disclaimer – these photos were all taken in the most populated parts of Kenya. Kenya also has the most beautiful national parks & wildlife… and the best beaches. Here’s some other (completely different) photos of Mombassa: