Today is March 28 and we have been here now for 6 weeks! It has flown by yet at the same time, it feels like we have been here for longer than that. We have settled in fairly easily as Kampala is not that different from what we know in Canada.....well...at least the differences that are there aren't too traumatic (ie: insects are a small enough size to handle and you can get most food here and it is a good temperature etc). That being said, we are still "newbie's" here and if we follow the typical transition track.....we will hit our low in the next 6 months.....but for now, we are really enjoying our time here.
Phil's brother and his wife stayed with us for a week which was so nice! Nice to have family around and just people who know us....comforting and relaxing. We played games, had lots of chats, stayed up too late and just enjoyed each other's company. They also showed us a bit more of Kampala as they have spent time here before....and one day we ended up downtown at a mall called Garden City Mall. After surviving the drive down there, we were pretty hungry so we headed to the food court....which I was surprised that such a thing existed in Kampala.....but sure enough, we entered a court that was surrounded by different restaurants. David warned us that we were going to be swarmed by employees of the various establishments....all hoping to sell us their food. That was an understatement....as soon as we sat down, we had 8-10 guys around our table shoving menu's in hands and all talking at the same time about what we should order from their restaurant. At one point i think i was sitting there just observing all the chaos, which maybe confused the guys into thinking i was really taking in all they were saying (at the same time) about their food. David finally half yelled (you had to yell to be heard above the noise) "Thanks guys, but can you give us 5 minutes?". That seemed to work and we had about 1 minute of silence before another round of guys came over (who hadn't heard David say that) and they started suggesting food for us.... fortunately, we had decided what to order at that point so we placed our orders and we were left in peace (and quiet). No more than 2 minutes later (seriously faster than Wendy's) Phil was sitting in front of a gourmet meal of butter chicken. Wow. They really have the food court efficiency thing downpat!! The rest of our food came within the next 10 and it was delish and super cheap too. All in all, that was a crazy food court experience but a funny story to tell.
|The infamous 'food court'.|
|Dr. Allie checks out Kaitlyn's ear....|
.a major ear infection = antibiotics,
strange thing is you can just walk in and
buy them....no prescription needed.
|Poolside at the "American Club".|
|A cupcake for the birthday girl.|