8 April 2017
Today was Saturday and everyone was thrilled to be able to sleep in a bit as we’ve been quite busy since arrival in Uganda. They quickly learn that trips with Dr. Bohan are jam packed full. Mostly this is because we have such a limited time in-country and I want us to be able to work with as many of my partners as we can. So…today we all awoke rested and ready for a day of exploration, shopping and good food.
First we headed to the Gaddafi Mosque.
By the time we were done with the Mosque tour, our hunger led us to Acacia Mall where we had a delicious lunch. Then the shopping started. I had vowed I wouldn’t buy anything unless I really felt I found something special, since I have many things from Uganda already. But, I came home with 3 bags full along with everyone else. It’s really hard to pass up good deals especially when I know that I use the items I purchase (I generally stick to clothing and jewelry). We had visited 2 craft areas and we ended the day at my favorite coffee shop, 1000 Cups. This organization grows and roasts their own beans and the coffee drinks are delicious! We all bought coffee to take home. I love getting home and smelling the wonderful aroma that wafts out as I open my suitcase.
When we got back to the Mulago Guest House, we all displayed our “finds” and the room became a kalidescope of color. Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture before we had stowed it all away. Those of you who might be the recipient of some gifts – boy have you got a treat coming! Good night for now.