Saturday, April 04, 2009

tall and beautiful

Most people you cross on the streets and in the markets of Lagos are beautifully fit.
This is not due to a special diet it is because they walk. They walk everywhere to make a living.
They walk carrying on their heads large plates filled with foodstuff or any other goods to sell.
On street junctions, young men carry stacks of news papers on their heads and run to cars to sell one. Mothers carry their baby on their back wrapped by a piece of cloth as they walk to care for their business. They all walk tall in a natural, beautiful and effortless way. They walk with pride.

Thursday, April 02, 2009


When we first arrived to Lagos everyone complained about the traffic jams or " the go slow" as it is referred to here. It did not deter me; coming from Cairo where traffic jams are a very serious issue. Last week, however I changed my mind.
The distance from home to the office is rouhgly 9 Km which we normally cover in 15 to 20 minutes. That particular monring, it took me 2 hours to reach the office... Is this a new world record for a go slow?