Monday, April 09, 2012
You know how, in some in some big cities, there are people who walk in between the cars which are stopped in traffic or at a stoplight selling newspapers? Well, Luanda kicks that idea into overdrive. Just for fun, while we were sitting in traffic for hours inching along at a pace of only a handful of kms in half an hour, I took an inventory of some of the items you could buy from the comfort of your car while sitting in traffic. Here is my (by no means exhaustive) list: bottled water/juice/sodas, flash drives, sunglasses, Shower heads perfume/cologne, textbooks, rakes, machetes, bathroom scales, jeans, ties, windshield wipers, yogurt, pillows, dog leashes, boxes of tissues, ukuleles, jumper cables, remote controls, irons, clocks, toilet seats. Just to name a few!