On the road

Today we have travelling by road for most of the day getting to Soroti, our base for the week. I am tired and so am just going to post a few photos if that’s OK. I intend to draw tomorrow. The journey was hot, bumpy, and quite scary a lot of the time, especially when…

Today we have travelling by road for most of the day getting to Soroti, our base for the week. I am tired and so am just going to post a few photos if that’s OK. I intend to draw tomorrow.

The journey was hot, bumpy, and quite scary a lot of the time, especially when it got dark. Let’s just say that safety standards are different here. But the main impression of the day will be of a wonderful country, full of variety, colour and interest. It was fascinating to pass so many places and people and see so many different things going on. Here are just one or two.

Uses for a bicycle

Uses for a bicycle. We saw mattresses, huge bundles of bananas, chickens, and everything else you can imagine on the back of bicycles and motorbikes.

School kids

Kids, on their way home from school. I liked the purple jumpers.

Truck with people in the back

Truck, with people on the back. It doesn’t seem unusual for people to get around this way here, quite often with possessions or animals in the same vehicle. Our (local) driver told me that it was fine to take this picture, and these chaps seemed very pleased to have their photo taken.

Lunch (fish)

Fish. This was my lunch. I know, it looks like we are living it up a bit. In reality I am told that when eating in Uganda there will be a menu with lots on it, but only one or two options will be available. At lunch today the option was fish. But I can’t deny, it was very tasty.

Sunset

Sunset, an hour or two from Soroti. From this point on it got darker and the roads got worse.

Tomorrow we go to Ogongora for our first day seeing the work that the church, supported by Tearfund is doing. And, if all is well, there will be diagrams.

See also, by my fellow bloggers:
Bex: “The wheels go round and round”
Liz: Colour your world

7 Comments

  1. Looks amazing. And very humbling when you see the people who have comparatively little compared to us here in UK, looking so much more cheerful and smiley than people here in UK.

    1. Thanks for comments everyone! No idea what the fish was – will try to find out as it seems as if it is the standard one to give people at hotels, etc.

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