Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Road

They've graded the road that runs from the New Hope site to Luwero the town where the paved road to Kampala begins.  Rumor has it that the president may be coming this way.  Whether that's true or not, we've certainly been enjoying the somewhat smooth surface because we know it won't last for long.  Rain and sunshine will soon have it back to its usual pot-holed condition.  Trips on this road involve lots of lurching forward and backward as the driver tries to avoid chickens, children and cow horns.  On one of our recent trips the roadside was lined with children and adults collecting ants in plastic cups. (The kids have tried these local delicacies but I'm still dubious.) 
There isn't any need for amusement parks in Uganda.  Just jump into a motor vehicle for the ride of your life and if you're hungry, munch down on a flying ant!

1 comment:

  1. Looks good, will look forward to seeing a photo in a few months time when time and weather have taken their toll.