Wednesday, September 5


On Monday evening, Caitlin and I headed to the train station, planning to start our trip with the overnight service to Kisumu. However, unfortunately but not at all unexpectedly, the train was going to be delayed at least four and a half hours. Determining this would leave us with only a couple hours of daylight in Kisumu, we decided to go to every bus company in town to see if they had room on their overnight services, which none of them did. Though we did get in a nice night-time stroll around downtown Nairobi. So, thinking fast, we bought the last two seats on a bus to Kampala, and informed our friend Aaron that we would be arriving ahead of schedule.

Our bus was with Scandinavian Express, East Africa's premiere bus service. I'm sure there's a reason for the name, though I don't know what it is, other than that Scandanivians usually do things better. Other than a three-hour flat tire, the ride was about as pleasant as you can ask for a 16-hour trip on Kenyan and Ugandan roads.

The house we're staying at has a fantastic view of Lake Victoria's Murchison Bay, and even better, a bunch of monkeys that run loudly over the roof, and stare at us through the window, and jump into the window, and lick the window, and pee on the deck. Internet time is out, but stay tuned for downtown Kampala, and pictures of monkeys licking windows.

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