On this trip I wanted to make sure that I took pictures of some of the daily life and activities of Kenyans and not just focus on the wildlife photography.  I took this photo while parked along the Uhuru highway that connects Nairobi to Mombasa at the intersection of the road that heads south to Amboseli National Park. Bicycles are a very common form of transport for everything from water to livestock to furniture to people. This woman flagged down the bicyclist for a ride.  Once she was seated and they had started making their way down the highway the man must have told a joke as both burst out into laughter as he pedaled past.  As you can see, the tires and frame of the bicycle are coated in red dirt (due to high levels of iron oxide in the soil).  All of my clothes, shoes and camera gear got covered in this red soil but amazingly Kenyans wearing white clothes or shoes never seemed to have this problem. They must have some secret for keeping the dust off.  Anyway, I will be posting many more photos of various roadside scenes in Kenya over the next few weeks…

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