车道山前必有路 | Everything will turn out for the best — reminiscing on this journey through Yunnan. We came upon this National Park without paying entrance fee thanks to our innkeeper’s tipoff! 🙏🏼✨ #localsknowbest
Motorcycles in monochrome. || Bodabodas are motorcycle and bicycle taxis commonly found in East Africa. Although you will find these taxis throughout Africa, the term boda boda is specific to East Africa. I took this picture whilst out getting supplies for @fishersofmenug on a Saturday evening in Kampala, Uganda. •
These motorcycles act as a quick and cheap form of transport carrying people animals and goods...sometimes all at once! Across Uganda, riding boda bodas has become a substantial source of income for many youths, providing livelihood to thousands of families in the country.
Some say their name came from the bicycle taxis that operated at some of the busy border crossing points. Buses had to discharge their passengers at the exit border control, who then had to walk to the entry border control. The distance across no man's land at some borders can be considerable. Hence the bicycle taxis would cry "boda boda," "border to border," to the weary travellers. •
In 2013, data from the Kampala Capital City Authority showed 120,000 registered motorcycles in the city around the same time although the number of boda bodas could be higher as some are unregistered. Others have formed associations like, the Kampala Boda-boda Riders Association. And the rest, joined rising companies like @uber / @uber_uganda and @bolt@bolt_uganda. The process of actually accounting for each bodaboda and rider is still...well in process. One can only imagine how many there are in the country today. •
So next time you visit one of the East African countries. Do try a boda boda!