Mellow Yellow Monday 004: Yellow Kenyan license

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This is the license of a matatu in Kenya. Matatus are the most common mode of transportation in most African countries. They are actually vans that ply routes  between towns and cities.

This was how I go around in Mombasa. Of course, there’s also the motorcycle – an equally terrifying ride to my area in Lukore. Prior to my departure for Kenya, I underwent motorcycle training as a requirement and received additional sessions when I arrived in Nairobi. However, I didn’t get to drive my own motorcycle as I thought it was better to commute and take the public transpo. In a way, I thought I was helping the locals earn something, but you can only imagine the nervousness and anxiety every single time I hopped on a moto or took the matatu for my longer distance travels :]

Here’s a post I made about the first time I took a matatu ride.

9 Comments

  1. I think I would gladly take the can over the motorbike. Think I would feel a lot safer. Love the colorful rear end of it. Nice capture.

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