Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Uganda tomorrow

I'm in a town called Bongoma or something. It's actually a pretty decent town. It's only some 40 km from the Uganda border.

Today was a perfect cycling day. Everyone was nice on the way. I started out late but I still cycled for about 100km.

I ate lunch in this mud hut place. Lumpy ugali, little dried fish, vegatables and a cup of tea. That's pretty low class food so I was a bit surprised how much the guy over charged me. I paid without complaining so he says, "Oh yeah, and add a dollar for tea." I paid again without too much complaint. Then he claims he doesn't have change so could he keep the dollar change? At this point I was cracking up at the audacity of it.

As I left he tried to charge me an additional 30 cents for using the table. I still start laughing when I think about that man.

Tomorrow I cross to Uganda. Everyone says that Uganda is great. There is less gang voilence than in Kenya. The landscape is lush. There are milk trucks driving all over. We'll see.

1 comment:

Kenton Williston said...

Ah, the joys of being the gullible foreigner! :)