Lagos and the “go-slow”

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Lagos and the “go-slow”

Lagos is well-known and infamous for its “go-slows” which means traffic jams in Broken / Pidgin English. You can easily spend hours in the car without reaching your destination within the city. I’m not saying Lagos is all about traffic jams, as not the whole city is like that, but certainly there are areas and times of the week when you should only sit in your car if you really have to. Don’t forget that the city has about 20 million, yes million! residents, and the roads weren’t designed to cope with such huge number of people and cars. Anyway, during spending so many long hours riding cars in Lagos I figured that I shouldn’t look at this time as wasted, so I started to snap photos to share the atmosphere of these rides. This is one of them. 

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