13) Nungwi – Zanzibar
A stick and a hoop… it’s amazing how kids all around the world can find similar things to play with. It was like peeking in a rear view mirror into the past, watching these friends. No computers or football boots, mountain bikes or roller skates needed. They just find things and create their own games. The modern world as we know it didn’t faze them and they thought nothing of running around barefoot. They found the guy pointing some sort of a machine at them and pushing a button pretty weird. When I showed the back of the camera they laughed and posed. Our wordless communication was simple. They carried on their game, probably until their mom called them in for dinner – just to get energized for more games. There’s summer all year long and no point in staying inside.