Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Senegal's public transport is amazing. Do you remember "The Magic School Bus" series from elementary school? That seems to be what the Touba buses are going for, except I think they've actually outdone the book. It costs about $0.25 to ride in one of these for as long as you want as it makes its loop, which is a pretty cheap tour of the city if you ask me (though you can't guarantee you won't have someone else's baby or bundle of vegetables in your lap). Taxis have adopted the look too, with tassles hanging from side view mirrors, multicolored windshield wipers, and these strange "tails" on the rear bumper made of leather or hair. I have yet to get a good photo of one though..