Another beautiful day in UgandaRich Stigall
I’m not sure we’ve seen a cloud all week. We’re driving six hours to Kabale and doing some work for next January’s Tour d’Uganda along the way. What a ride that will be!
Tomorrow, we’ll spend time with the management committee and children in Kabale. For today, we’ve had some fun putting together a lighter message.
A Dozen things you need to know before coming to Uganda:
12. Buy an adapter and bring a calculator. Your phone won’t charge without one, and kilometers and shillings rule the day.
11. Don’t roll down the window to feed the baboons.
10. Avoid paying muzungu (white) prices. If something needs to be negotiated, swallow your pride and keep your can in the van.
9. If the van is a rock’in, don’t worry – it’s only getting filled up with gas.
8. Americans have the watches but Africans have the time.
7. That ten dollar, electric Wal-Mart fan is worth a lot more here.
6. Learn the national handshake – traditional grip to arm wrestling grip and back. Repeat when needed.
5. Sign the guest book.
4. Order chipati any chance you get.
3. The mosquito net hanging over your bed is not just a quaint reminder that you’re in Africa.
2. Avoid the bitter lemon – you’ll know it when you see it.
1. Be careful about saying, “Um.” It’s widely accepted as “Yes!”