04.30.2017 24 °C
Since it was pouring rain today we took it easy at our hotel in the morning and then headed out to see the town for the day, raincoats on. We walked to a little floating bar on the Nile, it would have been fantastic had the weather been on our side! We had a Nile beer on the Nile. We bird watched, which was more interesting than it sounds, and we watched as a fisherman bailed water out of his wooden boat and moved himself around with a single wooden paddle. When he got further away from us, he sang to himself. Josh says he does that same when he works alone!
We got a Boda Boda into town, and Jinja did not let me down! I've been waiting to shop in stores and just wander around for a while now. Everything is too busy and everyone hassles you so much in the cities. But here, with the rain still coming down, we shopped freely and got to take in the little town, which reminded me a bit of an African Qualicum Beach. One of the first stores we went into was a souvenir shop which also tie dyed their own fabrics and hand make dresses for you! I decided to have one made in a blue and brown sort of marble looking fabric for 40,000 shillings or $15. Later, when the dress was delivered to me all finished, the guards at our hotel told me I overpaid and definitely got the mzungu price, but I was happy to pay it! The owners mom, who we met, hand made the dress for me in 4 hours, she charged 5,000 shillings for the express service, only $1.90 Canadian. Amazing!
After shopping and having a very tasty but very spicy Indian lunch, we headed back to enjoy our awesome hotel for the afternoon while the rain let up a little bit. Here's some photos of how well done this place is.
We were treated to a gorgeous sunset that I could not do justice with any photos, but here's an attempt.
We walked again to the bar and grill down the street and ordered pizzas, where we had a late dinner last night. This time we ordered one for the security guards as well. We had given them Josh's left overs from last night and they were thrilled, so we thought a whole pizza, at about $8 Canadian, would make them even happier. We did not disappoint!
We're off to bed at a decent hour since we have to be up early for our trip to Entebbe.