Lubumbashi pics

Here are some more street scenes of Lubumbashi.

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Women on the way to or from church

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A local outdoor restaurant

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Just a few of the local kids–there are thousands of children here!

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Every street you drive down has broken down cars, trucks, equipment, etc., just left where it died to rust, or be canabalized by the neighborhood.

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One of three major forms of transporting goods here in the Congo: bikes, carts, and overloaded trucks.

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The typical taxi. Almost every car/van you see on the street is a taxi. There are very few vehicles driven by owners, without looking for paying customers. A large van/transport costs 250 francs (about 25 cents), a taxi/car will cost double that (500 franc or 50 cents). But the cars still stop for every open passenger until the car is full–you never get a vehicle to yourself!

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You can tell it is the rainy season here–lots of standing water

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Lots of people selling goods along the roadside. This one is selling apples. They walk to a farmers market to purchase the bags for little expense, then sell them individually for a small mark-up. Bananas are usually 250-300 each, apples and oranges 500 each

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These men are weaving grass matts for floors

 

Typical stand to buy minutes for all the mobile phones here

 

The  local car wash, located next to a small creek. They fill the yellow bidons with creek water to wash cars. Costs about $2

 

 

The second typical form of transport in the Congo: hand carts. They carry almost everything in them, pulling them by hand along the roads.

 

 

 

 

 

Third form of transportation of goods, large overloaded trucks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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