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Advice for Life I

February 4, 2009

For those of you who haven’t yet had the occasion to squish tightly into a small little mini-bus, known in most of East Africa as a matatu, and share sweat with strangers, there’s one thing you need to know, other than the sweat: they often have words on teh back–sometimes little sayings on the back, sometimes just names. In Rwanda, they are things like “Thanks Jesus” or “Beyonce.”

My roommate today announced this non-award award, the Best Thing I’ve Seen on the Back of a matutu, for a bus he saw in Kenya:

Drive it like U stole it

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2009 7:29 am


  2. stevebloomfield permalink
    February 5, 2009 9:27 am

    Arriving back in Nairobi last night I got stuck behind one which bore the legend ‘Don’t follow me am also lost’


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