Documenting my country has become an integral part of my Steem Journey to be honest. There’s a sense of patriotism, pride and gratitude that comes with being proud of where you come from. It’s also a big influence in how one chooses to portray their home. After all, East or West, Home is best right?
I have a feeling most people only get to hear of the hard, messy instances when it comes to African countries. Sometimes when people mention Africa, most people tend to think of poverty, war and diseases. But that is far from the truth. The thing is, they don’t show you the best part of our continent. Like how great the weather is out here, or how hard working people are out here.
Like it’s clearly demonstrated on this photos I took while at the city center last weekend. People break sweat to get bread on the table, literally.
It’s really all about misconceptions.
One of the most annoying thing about the fast world on an honest note, is how majority of the people tend to think Africa is a country. That is always a deal breaker for me. Like C’mon! C’MON!
I don’t mean to digress, but my thoughts are all over, it happens when I get overwhelmed on a topic I feel deeply about. Like I was saying, there’s more than meets the eye. Sure, we have the bad and ugly in Kenya, but we also have the good and the great parts of it.
If you didn’t know by now, I love to people observe, and photography is a big part of that hobby, clearly.
Need I mention again how awesome our public transportation buses are? They are mostly hella pimped out with graffiti, killa club banging kind of music, tv screens and cctv cams. It’s just one of those experiences you can’t miss when in Nairobi.
Not some of the best captures I’ve done, understandably, I was in a moving bus when I took the photos. Hopefully soon I can do a better job. Here’s one more.
How exciting is public transportation in your country? This is something we go hard on. We actually call this **Matatu Culture** Matatu is Swahili for Bus.
What is that one thing that makes you very proud of where you’re from?
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