Jinja, start of the Nile

July 17, 2013  •  4 Comments

July 16th we woke up early to head out to Jinja to check out the Nile and deliver Tiva water filters to the villagers that live in the area.  First photo is of an armed guard at a gas station on the way.  Many homes or compounds have guards that are armed so this wasn't a new sight here but the first photo of one that I've been able to capture.  We passed many mud homes and also spotted a coffee bush with some berries starting to turn red.  Once we got to the property we were greeted by many people eager to get their water filters (check it out! www.tivawater.com), funds were raised by a couple named Ed and Cathy from Tennessee to bring clean water to these folks!  Chris and I headed down to the Nile where I caught photos of dragonflies, birds, flowers and the remains of crabs. On the way back to Kampala I caught photos of tea fields and the shacks that serve as local businesses (which are typical in Kampala too).  After sunset (the view is from our balcony) we walked over to Meditaranno, where we got the best italian food ever!  Everything is freshly made and Chris claims the steak was phenomenal!  We hung out after dinner and chatter with Willy who is a host at the restaurant.  He told us about his life growing up in Kampala and gave us some tips on how to live like a local.  When Chris told him the steak was the best he ever tasted he said that a guy from Texas had visited and told him steak is best when frozen first! HA!  

 

This will be my last post for about 5-6 days since we will be going out to Ekitangaala Ranch then on to Safari so will be off the grid!

Cheers and thanks for keeping up with us! xoxo, emily


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Kathy Wosika(non-registered)
Wonderful photos Emily! Such a different world! Such red earth!
Lindsay Noorigian(non-registered)
Great pictures Emily! Looks like an amazing experience. Can't wait to see the pix you post after safari!
reachael(non-registered)
You have taken some amazing pictures.
tom payne(non-registered)
You guys look great.
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