Friday, July 24, 2009

Matatus, Uganda

Matatus are these van like vehicles that carry up to 20 people, tightly wedged in. Very inexpensive although, there is at least one matatu death or more every day. These vehicles defy all laws, add people and push them out while still moving. This is an alternative to cabs, public buses and moto-taxis. At the height of rush hour it is fascinating to see the side door slide open, a man jump out, help someone out or push someone in and hop back in. Wouldn't take one ever...was playing with the idea of hopping on a moto-bike (bicycle used as a taxi) or a moto-taxi to see what that is like. However, I am liking my life and want to guard it.

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