01 May 2011

Kampala, exploring the city

"Walking always on the same path spoils it."
- Ugandan proverb

I've always enjoyed seeing what's around the next bend in the road. My mom says that when I was very young, my mantra was often, "Gotta see, gotta see! All the time, gotta see!"

And so... I was excited to see Uganda for the first time! It is Kenya's neighbor to the west and is a part of the East Africa Community (along with Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi).

This photo is at the border crossing at Busia, Kenya and Busia, Uganda. The large billboard is Yoweri Museveni, Uganda's president. He was recently re-elected for a fourth term; he has already been in office for 25 years! The young men in the pink shirts are bicycle boda boda (taxi) drivers. They're eagerly waiting for customers.

 One of two large bus parks in downtown Kampala; so much more organized than any in Nairobi!

Under each of these large umbrellas is someone selling their wares in the bus park

The three photos above are of a large street market area

Sikh temple

Shopping at a large outdoor produce market


Anonymous said...

I must have missed your bus parks in Nairobi- you'll have to show them to me next time. Because the place were we hopped on your bus/matatu near the Railway Station isn't really a park. I found that so much easier than taxi park in Kampala. :)


Anonymous said...

Looks like you enjoyed a very interesting trip to Uganda. Peggy