Snaps of Kampala

Monday, November 14, 2011  at 6:58 AM
kampala uganda by danalynn c
A normal intersection—the lack of lanes, traffic lights, and regard for any traffic rules leads to intersections being hazardous places for pedestrians and drivers alike.

Kampala is a buzzing blend of African, Indian and Chinese culture.  While we were there, we sampled Indian-style rice pilaf, enjoyed Chinese food (ginger beef!) and, of course, ate our fill of the traditional Ugandan matoke (the main staple, similar to mashed potatoes but made from matoke bananas). 

kampala uganda by danalynn c
From a shop balcony, watching a man load up his share of plantains to sell for the day.

kampala uganda by danalynn c
A small eatery close to our Couchsurfer in a neighborhood outside of downtown Kampala—we enjoyed huge plates of beans, peas, rice and matoke for under $2 USD per meal

We stayed in Kampala for about a week, dividing our time equally between a downtown hotel ($6/night) and two different Couchsurfing hosts.

kampala uganda by danalynn c
Watching the sun rise from our Couchsurfing host’s house.  Glass shards are commonly embedded at the top of walls to serve as a deterrent for would-be climbers.

kampala uganda by danalynn c
A main street in downtown Kampala.  The bridge leads unwary visitors to a labyrinth of shops, eateries and vendors, with a huge matatu/bus yard beyond.

However, after a week we were ready to move somewhere with fewer people, less exhaust and more trees!
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