Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Day 13: Saturday Night Fever

We were allowed to sleep in for the first time in a little while and I have to say it was a welcome change. I spent most of the morning and afternoon chilling round the house; reading, watching tv and keeping a watchful eye on trespassing monkeys. The news paper today opened with a headline that criticized the state of Kampala's infrastructure, and its not hard to see there point. The major factor that holding this capital city back from becoming a modern metropolis is the lack of any organized urban planning. The roads are marred with large potholes, and traffic jams are unavoidable. When traffic cops do patrol certain intersections, they usually contribute to larger congestions and more chaos.

After dinner, Keshy and I phoned up a known cabbie and set off for downtown Kampala. It was a smart move opting for a actually cab instead of those motorcycles, you got to try to be somewhat safe in UG. So we hit the downtown night life and we settled at this Turkish club, a popular spot for young Ugandans. It was all in all a good time and the prices were remarkably cheap, we certainly took advantage of that :) . So good times, plus I haven't been robbed yet. Yay!

1 comment:

  1. So the ugandan traffic hasn´t changed since I was there in 2001. I hope it still has a good night life down there.