Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day 4 : Getting Settled

The internet is pretty weak here at the moment so i can only post text

I woke up to a rather loud noise, a large bird perched on a branch beside my window and started to sing. While I suspected to be serenaded with a beautiful melody, I was surprised when out came a great shriek. Dumb bird. We made our own breakfast today and ate on the balcony. Keshy's place has such a magnificent view, the whole city of Kampala is in view. While we were eating, something was moving in the distant brush; a very familiar pest. It was a little monkey climbing this tree. Keshy's grandmother, told us that this little monkey broke into the house two days ago and stole some fruit. The house cat then chased it away, a little work for a very lazy animal.

Our job today was to wait out the rain and run some errands downtown, were still recovering from jet-lag you see. Taking a drive downtown sounds like unnoticeable activity, but remember this is Africa! It was an insanely bumpy ride, theres little to no traffic lights in Kampala. The law of the road is simple : the right of way belongs to the biggest car. We passed through more shanty towns, some of the poverty here is quite striking. We bought some cooked corn from the street venders, they were glad for the business. The strangest thing would happen on our way home, while driving, we passed a truck filled with screaming supporters of some guy running for president at a local college. They were yelling and blocking traffic, I managed to take a picture. Funny stuff.

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