We made it safe and sound to Lira, Uganda. That was an incredible amount of travel… 2 nine-hour flights, a 9-hour layover in London and a full day's drive from Entebbe to Lira! We landed at 7:30am Uganda time, and it was actually very pleasant outside. It took two buses to get ourselves and all the gear here. One bus was full of people, and the other bus was full of bags.. and a couple people.
Personally, I am amazed that people can drive anywhere in this country. Heavy, unorganized traffic in the cities and poorly paved, pot-holed roads in between, made for a slow and tedious ride. We did get to wave at a lot of school children walking home, though.
I'd like to share a little about some of the people we saw on our drive… the BEAUTIFUL people!!! … were working… walking… or waiting… all in the streets. In the cities and villages, the streets are lined with shops and restaurants and gas stations. They use motorcycles as taxis instead of cars, and the women in skirts sit sideways on these motorcycles as their drivers squeezed between fast-moving buses and cars. People were transporting goods on their motorcycles too.. or on their bicycles.. or on their heads… tying insane bulk and weight to these "modes of transportation," and balancing all the while.
Here are a few pictures I captured on our journey from London, England to Lira, Uganda.
(Please note that the images I am uploading from now until we return are for web-viewing only. Unfortunately, I have had to compromise and upload smaller, lower-quality images until I get home to faster upload speeds. All of these images and more will be available in their full-resolution quality shortly after our return to the States.)