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Mosque of the Three IslesGede Ruins, Kenya - IMG_0311Gede Ruins, Kenya - IMG_0312Gede Ruins, Kenya - IMG_0314Gede Ruins, Kenya - IMG_0316Gede Ruins, Kenya - IMG_0319

The jungle still hasn’t fully succeeded in reclaiming this old Swahili town. But as it tightens its grip it forms some almost mystical structures. Wandering among those you learn unexpected things like that there once was a lively trade with China long before the Chinese started trading infrastructure for the continent’s minerals.

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