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Trip to Entebbe (Feb 23)

sunny 31 °C
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Everyone remembers Entebbe, don't they? So, since we were so close, we decided to check it out. With the help of our sat nav we negotiated our way once again through the chaotic Kampala traffic. It was a bit quieter on the Entebbe road, which also gave a great view of the red roof tops and the hills of Kampala. There seems to be an enormous difference between the haves and the have nots. .. Beautiful big houses on the hills and the usual very modest dwellings and trading posts on the side of the road. Still, everyone is waving and smiling! Bananas everywhere!
Coming into Entebbe we were pleasantly surprised. Excellent road, nice buildings and very clean. We followed the road along the lake and, oops! That road brought us straight into the airport! Padraig explained to the nice security guard that we made a mistake and were looking for the zoo (???). He was very helpful, showed us where to turn and waited for us on the other side of the road to give us directions... He also brought along his mate, who was looking for a lift into town. So we had our private security sitting on the bed... We dropped him off at the big UN facility and headed for a nice looking shopping centre in search of a supermarket. We found Nakumat, but, as it turned out there was a lot of staff but very little merchandise. We settled for a tub of yoghurt and a packet of Dutch peanut cookies.
The security guard in the car park gave us directions to the lake shore, where we had a lazy hour or so, eating our leftover pizza from the night before. All extremely pleasant. We walked down the road and had a look at all the lakeshore facilities. Lovely bars and eating places!
After a very relaxing day we made our way back to Red Chilli. It was hardly worth cooking, as the food there is so good and cheap! A few drinks before bed saw us to the end of another perfect day!

Posted by Tulip1945 00:16 Archived in Uganda

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