Thursday, January 7, 2010


This morning, we made our way from Kampala to Gulu (a six hour drive). A pastor named Fred was our driver, and he was pretty cool. On our way, we stopped for some Kisava, which is some sort of roasted root. It wasn’t bad, but after a few bites, I couldn’t handle anymore. While we were paying for the Kisava, a guy walked up to Angela’s window, held up a chicken, and asked if we wanted to buy it. It was awesome. Just in case you were wondering, we didn’t buy it!

As we approached Gulu, we got to see a beautiful waterfall and a bunch of baboons eating mangoes. We finally got to Gulu around 3pm and bought a phone, exchanged money, and settled in to our new place. It is cute. There is a woman named Rachel who is sort of a housekeeper. She helped us get settled, and then Fred took us out to eat at some fancy hotel. He told us it might be a little pricy, but when we figured out the prices, it only turned out to be $5 a plate.

We ate and came back, only to find Rachel making us more food! She made us sit down for dinner about 20 minutes after we finished lunch! We were forcing food down our throats. It was good, but we were already super full. Every time she left the room, we had laugh attacks… it was just so ridiculous that it felt like it couldn’t be real! Dream mode to the extreme!

As we relaxed after dinner, the sky began pouring rain. I finally finished unpacking my stuff and I am currently sitting under my mosquito net, feeling claustrophobic. It always takes a few days to get used to these things. Anyways, our internet should be up soon and it will be a lot easier to contact us when it is. Time for bed! Goodnight!


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