Wednesday, August 25, 2010

City Life


Even though our work is based in rural settings, much of it  requires trips to the city of Kampala for meetings, buying supplies, etc.  Last week we traveled in so Karl could attend a monthly meeting of the Farming God’s Way network group and Arleen could meet with one of the officers in the Ministry of Education.  Here are some typical scenes in the city…

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Driving requires keen attention, as roads are often very crowded with bicycle and motorbike “taxis” carrying passengers and various loads zipping in and out of all the other traffic.

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There are also many trucks transporting security guards back and forth the their work posts.

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Shopping venues range from very modern malls to roadside stalls selling fruits, vegetables and almost anything else you might need.

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There are also many street vendors taking advantage of traffic jams to sell all manner of goods including toys, shower curtains, mosquito nets, phone chargers and shoes…

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You do find rather unusual notices posted at times, as Lizabee  found out the other day…

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And at times there are animals grazing in small grassy spots and searching for tasty bites in rubbish piles.

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Kampala also has some beautiful and historic sites, such as Namirembe Cathedral, high on one of the main hills overlooking the city. 

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