Lamu – Part 1 – Ass !

Lamu Town, Kenya’s oldest living town, a UNESCO world heritage site and, for me at least, a crazy 14 hour matatu ride from Nairobi.

During this years excursion to Kenya, I spent a week there, swimming, eating amazing sea food, drinking beer and fighting off the confidence tricksters known as the ‘beach boys’.

It’s a pretty idyllic place, rumor has it that even Princess Stephanie of Monaco has a beach house a little further up the island in Shella, the rich tourists town.

Usually when I’m on ‘holiday’ proper as opposed to ‘travelling’ I like to get taxis everywhere, it makes me feel rich and decadent, a feeling that despite my anarcho-marxist ranting I really rather enjoy.

Lamu, however has no cars, one of its great draws for us tourist types (oh , that and the fact that it’s over a thousand years old).

The ‘Lamu Taxi’ as its affectionately known is therefore the humble beast of burden, the Ass or Donkey.

So, as a tribute to these hard-working domesticated members of the horse family, a gallery of Ass ;-)

p.s. I walked a lot.

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5 comments for “Lamu – Part 1 – Ass !

  1. June 7, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    The first shot and last especially are class, love the humour in this and very vivid. I really like the zebra legs on the ass in picture 6 too. I can see the African light has made you see things differently. Great work keep it coming, see you on Friday.

  2. June 8, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    A great Ass collection. I think Damon is right. Zebra Ass and night Ass are great. The place looks amazing from the small glimpses we get in between all the Ass.
    Wouldn’t mind seeing more of the location.

  3. June 9, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    You know, I always figured you to be an ass man and not a boobs fiend.

    Did I ever tell you that in Lamu I saw asses doing it right there in the main public area? One of the most frightening things I have ever seen.

  4. June 9, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Even in Lamu, the Law is an ass. Is that the message?

  5. June 12, 2010 at 2:00 am

    One needs to get up very early in the morning to get the first Ass joke in with this crowd. Nice shots.

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