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These guys were transporting grain with mules and horses across the Bale Mountains.┬áIn the south we saw many people on horseback, and in the mountains horses seemed to be the most common means of transport. And this didn’t seem to be a mere monetary issue as we’ve seen quite a few wrecked or temporarily abandoned trucks that couldn’t cope with the steep and rough roads. One bus stopped on its way up in a small stream that crossed the road and the driver was scooping water onto the steaming engine with his hands, while the passengers took the opportunity to stretch their legs, use the bush toilet, and/or have a smoke.

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