Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Matatu

The common form of public transportation in Kenya is a matatu. Matatus are mini-vans that have been converted to carry impressive numbers of people. They are also know for having lots of character (wild paint jobs, flashy slogans, and loud music) and generally driving like maniacs. Today we caught a matatu ride home from a meeting with our collaborator at the National Museums of Kenya. I was delighted to get on and find that the inside was painted bright pink, the seats were adorned with the Playboy bunny insignia, there were two signs on the windows - one read, "God is Faithful," and the other read, "Open the windows for better circulation. Circulation prevents TB. We want no TB deaths this year," and blaring over the speakers was "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." It was awesome!
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