one big advantage of digital photography, it costs nothing to snap away and experiment. Once you’ve bought all the expensive gear to get going that is….so quite often once I’m in a car, either driving myself or just sitting, I snap road side life go by.
the area is supposedly hilly and beautiful on a clear day…the rains spoil it all.
“McShit” Tshirt! A long way for this one. Does the woman realise what she is wearing? At least does she know the word shit?
Traffic jams…motorists hate it but street vendors love them…poor guys, the whole day in scorching humid heat…
Some vendors can’t walk to the stranded cars but there is all the time to leave the car and walk to them or just whistle and an aide will come.
Cheap restaurants on the side of the road are nearly a national icon.
This is something I have a hard time to understand: personally I don’t give a flying f… about soccer but Africa has given some of the best soccer players to Europe then why have stickers to the glory of “mzungu” (white people in swahili), whether this trainer here or Beckham or other white stars? I saw a guy named Drogba only on Pepsi ads…
Behind stands a Cessna 206, a 6 seater, Flying Medical Service favorite workhorse. Compare it to a Land Rover with wings.
It’s amazing what a few boxes of medical supplies, a doctor and 2 nurses can accomplish in the most remote areas of Northern Tanzania. The most common diseases can usually be treated on the spot. Notable exceptions are severe cases of malaria, complicated pregnancies, and various wounds. The Tanzanian bush could show some similarities with the Wild West. Spears, machetes, wooden clubs are still common. Kalashnikovs become sought after. Add wildlife for a nice combo. That’s why we need some extra seats for occasional patients to bring back to the nearest hospital.
A selection of airstrips in the most beautiful landscapes.
Measles, polio, tetanus, BCG…up to 10 vaccines are nowadays administered.
A doctor, here with one his metallic cases full of medicines, typically works in the shade, whether provided by a tree, a wing or a hut.