Category: Transportation

Photo of my family at a campsite in Kenya with our VW Van

This is a photo (by my father) of my early experience with vanlife. My family took this VW Van in Kenya when I was a kid. We only spent a couple weeks in Kenya before living in Nigeria for a school year.

I remember at one point getting stuck in a dried out riverbed in a game park after having passed a small herd of elephants just a short while before. We had to get out and push the van free and watch it zoom forward to safe ground while I thought about the elephants getting curios and deciding to see what the fuss was about. It was quite fun once I was back in the van.

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Siem Reap pickup motorcycle

Vehicles like these are the pickup “trucks” of Siem Reap, Cambodia. There are actual pickup trucks but there are 20 times more of these pickup motorcycles used to haul everything as pickup trucks and vans are used for elsewhere.

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