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27 April 2019 / leggypeggy

How many people can you get in/on a car

Traffic in Guinea

Just a quick post before we hit the road again. I don’t have many shots like this because we’re travelling at a speed that means my pics are out of focus.

Here are a couple to show you how many people (and their stuff) can fit in/on a single car. No captions needed.

Rooftop riding

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  1. ksbeth / Apr 27 2019 7:59 pm

    amazing

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  2. CarolCooks2 / Apr 28 2019 12:14 am

    We see similar sights here also..Crazy 🙂

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  3. chattykerry / Apr 28 2019 6:19 am

    Love it, Peggy. Our favorite joke in Egypt was “How many Egyptians can you fit in a car? All of them…!”

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  4. Curt Mekemson / Apr 28 2019 6:58 am

    I certainly had similar experiences in West Africa, Peggy. When you know it is really full is when you get someone’s kid, or rooster, in your lap. 🙂

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  5. Gilda Baxter / Apr 28 2019 7:19 am

    Wow…it looks madness to us, but for them I guess is just normal life?

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  6. Murray Foote / Apr 28 2019 11:26 am

    Wow.

    I found in India that prefocusing can help for shots out of a bus. You need to be ready because opportunities come and go quickly. You need an appropriate shutter speed depending on the lens and it helps to stop down a bit which makes focusing less critical.

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 30 2019 8:45 pm

      Thanks for the tips, Murray. My biggest problem is having people hanging out the windows and getting in my way. 🙂

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  7. Alison and Don / Apr 28 2019 1:44 pm

    Wow! I’m surprised, and not surprised. It reminds me of seeing 5 or 6 people on a motor bike in India. Whatever you have to do to make life work.
    Alison

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  8. Emma Cownie / Apr 28 2019 6:05 pm

    I was so busy looking at all the people in the boot of the first car that I didn’t notice the pile of stuff on the roof!

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  9. Sande Olocho / Apr 28 2019 9:07 pm

    Now, that is something else! There is a little bit of that in areas with scarce transport but it doesn’t get to that cramming level with luggage and all.

    This is a part of the world that truly stretches the resilience of a machine to the last and final ‘thread’.

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  10. Invisibly Me / Apr 29 2019 1:22 am

    Yikes, but impressive.x

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  11. Lynette d'Arty-Cross / Apr 29 2019 3:06 am

    Down to the last drop (of room)!

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  12. beetleypete / Apr 29 2019 8:19 pm

    That reminded me of the 1960s competitions to see how many people could fit into the original Mini.
    They are still doing it now!

    Best wishes, Pete.

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  13. Lisa Dorenfest / Apr 29 2019 11:07 pm

    I’ve ridden in cars filled to the brim like that in Asia!

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  14. etravelersclub / Apr 29 2019 11:53 pm

    . . .and I thought it was the Jeepney in the Philippines 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 30 2019 8:51 pm

      Haha, yes it could be many places in the world.

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  15. Phil Huston / Apr 30 2019 7:01 am

    I’d like to have the automotive suspension repair franchise in Africa. Two questions. In the top photo, does everyone in Africa travel with their personal Tympani and none of this is unusual to anyone in South Texas.

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 30 2019 8:50 pm

      Some people travel with their goat instead of their tympani. Not sure about South Texas. 🙂

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  16. Dave Ply / May 1 2019 3:42 am

    Folks must really like each other…

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  17. Sharon Bonin-Pratt / May 1 2019 10:04 am

    Oy yoy yoy – unsafe at any speed. Don’t we bask in such luxury as a seat and a seatbelt for everyone?

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    • leggypeggy / May 4 2019 8:26 am

      It interests me that many people don’t wear their seatbelt on the overland truck, while they do when they are at home. We wear ours all the time.

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  18. pvcann / May 2 2019 12:54 am

    There’s nothing like value for square meterage

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    • leggypeggy / May 5 2019 3:48 am

      Oh my goodness, that’s amazing. Thanks for the link.

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  19. MargeKatherine / May 5 2019 8:11 am

    Wow, so many people/possessions in one vehicle. Makes my daily ride seem wasteful! Thanks for sharing!

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