A day in Jinga

Trip Start Jul 11, 2009
Trip End Jun 10, 2010

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hey all
wow on a proper internet cafe where the internet is so much quicker and Skype works whoooo!! coming on a Boda boda on your own was daunting at first but really it was fine, the giys are friendly really, they just want your money they realy dont want trouble, it was a comfortable fine journey.
awesome to talk to home and speak to family, glad everything is well apart from lloydy of course, i've sent him a message saying im thinking of him. Yesterday was the last day of painting at the school for a week and last day of getting more red stain and yellow stain of paint on my clothes, thank goodness, i actually washed my clothes yesterday in a wash basin, all my clothes were stiff and hard as rock after but they sorta feel clean, but where we're based in Bujagli its red dust evrywhere and my washing line didnt stay up too wel so in fact my clothes got worst before i cleaned them, good times!!
One member left, Tom and two new arrived Helen and Johnny, two mates in a break before they both start work, awesome peeps it seems im still the youngest which is cool in a way cos i find out all these different aspects of uni and also gap years, cos they havew travelled before
i went to the market today which was kinda grotty and finding a cardigan or a jumper was just impossible!! though leaving it at heathrow airport was not a good one of my plans. Though i went to the market in Jinga on my own for the first time and it waas really fine and safe, my ruckie was padlocked but no one tried to grab my bag and also noone came out of their stal trying to make me by things which was great!! there waas lots of popcorn, huge fabric section full of african prints where the women were actually sitting there sewing as i walked past, there were sandal stals, also many home equipment stalls such as pots and pans, its relly a market for the locals, not really based at tourists whihc is kinda cool but anoying if youre looking for gifts and a cardi!! Also there are so many supermarkets along the street so if you need any food and washing stuff ideal place to buy, but not really cheap for africa
all in all you can walk in the street and not get hassled apart form guys trying to maeke you go on a boda, but you just gotta be polite and smile and say no thank you and they just leave you alone whihc is great!!
im gona tr Kampala market in 3 weeks time its supposed to me really good for african crafts, but you gotta know how to barter.
I met up with the rest of the gruoup and went to the source of the nile, which was beautiful, and having a lovely drink on the water side was gorgeous but it was such a touristy area it meant it was expensive, but it was a nice walk from edge iof Jinga and the weather was very hot!!!
we then ended up in 'Barazza's' pizza restaurant where the piza was ok and not too expenise, a good plain meal if you dont want your stomach to churn
quite a packed ful day!!
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