The local town and women’s project.

Mondays are market day in the nearest town which is a 30 minute drive away.  We had asked if we could join the vehicles going to get provisions, so we spent an hour wandering round.  This is definitely not a tourist place!   I took the photo of the car as it amused me to see that somebody was having a snooze in it.  Nobody else noticed !maasai-4

I wonder if the hotel has air con and en-suites?maasai-179

Lots of food out on display.

 

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Free range children:)

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It’s a good place to catch up and gossip.

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High class salon 🙂maasai-191

We also visited a women’s project that has been set up to enable them to earn some money.  There are approximately 400 women who make beaded jewellery – bracelets, earrings, belts, necklaces and even dog collars.  I watched one of the women for a while, and the ankle bracelet she was making was going to take two days and sell for $8.   I don’t know how much of that she would receive either 😦 

On the way back we had to call at another small town as a tyre needed replacing on one of the vehicles.  We had a wander round, and the litter, filth, smells, goats & donkeys are pretty typical of rural African towns.maasai-285

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I love this – a Masai dressed in traditional clothes with his knife in  his belt, driving a motorbike.   Check out the butchery in the background too 🙂

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