A lot of walking!!

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

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Red Chilli hideaway (backpackers)

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

hey all!!!!
last few days has been more going into the heart of the city and experiencing the hectic Kampala!!
though jules and i have tended to walk most places where we think theyre close on the map but due to the heat, (though theres been some rain, the sun still gets through, wich is why now im burnt grrr) it feels like its so much longer.
we headed for a couple of markets yesterday some a half an hour walk away from base and some only 5 mins away from base. Both very different, one was more a 2nd hand local market similiar to jinga, but jinga was way beter!! thogh i did get to stock up on a couple of clothe items,but still no jumper!!! thats my mine aim of purchase now i need one for the next leg!! but hey ugandans obviously dont need to wear jumpers cos its so hot all the time!!!! the other market was more fresh produce and a certain percentage of the money goes towards aid victims, it was great to see a community stcking together to help one another, seriously the fruit and vegetable stands the colours and aromas are just amazing!!!!!!
we also spent yesterday at the craft fairs around kampala so we got a matutu in, weve defintlly got the hang of them now and theyre so much safer than boda bodas, todays ride back from the city was rather peculiar as there were two chickens comign along for the ride too, hey this is africa!!
Today was supposed to be all based on culture, but our guide book is way out of date, 2 years precise!! one of the art galleries we were trying to head for was now non existence :( and we spent the good morning looking for it, we're now goign to another 2moro or saturday not so sure what day yet. We did get to learn about the ugandan history as we headed to the ugandan natural museum, where the main exhibition was on carbon footprint and climate change, though uganda per peroson roughly uses 0.7% tonnes of carbon a year
the states uses 29% of tonnes a year per person they had the bigggest foot!!! bit of a comparison there wouldnt you say??
aprart from that there was a lot on the olympics over the years, independce, black slavery and uganda over time and history. I took a cool pciture of the head wear the different ugandans used to wear on their heads in their tribes, theres some amzing and beautiful items.
we literally walked for about 5 hours in the heat apart from in the museum nice air conditioning, we called it a day early as we were both pooped, hardly any sleep as there were a lot of overlanders in the campiste last night, no peeps in our dorm compared to tuesday night when there was al the other students, but there was a guy from pakistan whose been in the congo for 9 months working for the UN so ye you do get to meet the most randomist of peeps with quite interesting jobs.
its quite fun to see whos going to arrive next!!
off for a chipati
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