Thursday, December 20, 2012

Off to the Markets

With the Fuso still at the welders we took advantage of the down time and went to the local  market with Mary. It was huge, covering about three blocks. Everything from fruits and  vegtables, to  goats, donkeys, and chickens.  The used clothes that you may have donated to your local charity were spread out over the ground on tarps. Larger animals such as cows and donkeys arrived on foot  and smaller animals such as goats and chickens came  in cages on bicycle back carriers.  Prices were great.

We then travelled to the next larger town Bungoma to go to a bank and supermarket. The scenery on the way was spectacular. The land appeared to be very fertile.
In Bungoma was the first time that I've seen items on the shelf priced which was good for us otherwise the price for items we look to buy often double when we ask "how much" because they believe mzungas have lots of money
One advantage of having roads that don't have an underpass is that there is no limit to how high you can stack your load.

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