Saturday, 16 June 2018
Today we actually got to sleep in and have a nice relaxing breakfast at Acacia Hotel in Mbarara. The meal included fried potatoes and onions, sautéed fresh tomatoes, Spanish omelette, a sausage which is like an American Hot Dog, fresh squeezed passion fruit juice, fresh pineapple, and fresh papaya. As you can see, I’m not suffering in the food department. Fruit is especially delicious here! We decide to head downtown to shop today. Winnie and I met up with Katrice, one of the ETSU pharmacy students and went to town to meet up with Dr. Susie Crowe, the faculty member from ETSU.
By the time we got down there it was time for lunch. We had a delicious meal at a restaurant called Havana. I had tilapia which is a local fish from Lake Victoria. It was delicious! Afterwards we walked around and finally ended up at a dress shop where clothes are made to fit your body with beautiful African fabric. The tailor was quite talented and I wished I could have been in Mbarara longer to be able to have something made for me. Maybe next time… We finally called it a day and headed back to the hotel. All in all we’ve had a nice respite from our work in Kampala it we are looking forward to heading back there tomorrow and getting back to the research on Monday.