Thursday, October 4, 2007


congo town 219
Originally uploaded by megan_petock
A boy sells newspapers to car stuck in traffic in Monrovia, Liberia. This is teh road that crosses the only working bridge that reaches downtonw Monrovia. There use two be two bridges, but the second collapsed.

Distiance is not the release for long travel times in Liberia. It's the roads. Most of the roads are dirt only. The few that are slightly paved have huge holes in them that bring traffic to a total standstill. It takes a friend of mine an hour to travel 6 kilometers in the morning (sorry I can't translate that into miles at the moment).

"You must take time" as they would say in Liberia, when traveling.
"Plenty plenty" time.

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