|Bicycle loaded down with bananas|
Driving in Kenya takes a little getting used to. Not only does one have to adjust to driving on the left side of the road, but there numerous other things to watch out for: deep potholes, numerous speed bumps, crazy bodaboda drivers (motorbike taxis), numerous pedestrians, aggressive matatus (minibuses), carts hauling many things, bicycles, cows (which are everywhere!), donkeys, goats, sheep, dogs, chickens, and the occasional monkey. Driving here is not for the faint of heart.
|Female passengers tend to ride side-saddle.|
|Everyone needs to fit on the road...|
While I drove to Butere last weekend, I decided to take a few shots while I drove to share with you - please note that these are not the best shots, because as I mentioned above, driving is a full time concentration job here...so the shots were taken quickly through the windshield. By the way, I have yet to see a female riding a bike or a motorcycle. They ride as passengers...but not as drivers. Gender equity on two wheels is needed!
|Farm produce going to the market...|
|Napier grass for the cows...|
|Bicycle taxis looking for passengers|
|Carrying lumber, bamboo, roof sheeting, even furniture is a common sight.|
|On my way to church Sunday morning...|
|To a very rural church on a dirt road...|