We spent our time in Mbarara and the last few days in Kampala to visit some more battery charging stations, and to research the costs of the possible system components.
Urban battery charging stations are quite different to ones in the rural areas, as the majority of the batteries charged are for cars rather than households. Still, we were able to understand some of the issues faced by these people, such as extended power cuts paralyzing their business.
Here’s us getting ready to leave Kampala.
(we packed light)
Actually, since food and other supplies are a) scarce and b) expensive on the island, we basically had to pack everything we would eat for lunch & breakfast (authentic Ugandan food at the Panorama Lodge for dinner, oh yes) as well as bottled water. Wasn’t fun to carry, but hopefully we will be much lighter on the way back.
Yes, this whole thing is one big learning experience, and in the few days we have been here, we have picked up a lot.
We are learning to…
cross the street, Kampala-style
find our way through the city
be less terrified by the giant marabou storks just hanging around
appreciate the local brews
navigate through the insane traffic on a boda boda (probably our favourite part so far)
news from Kampala
We’ve come to the end of our second full day in Kampala, and already we are overwhelmed with the wealth of culture, information and total chaos here.
Today was filled with firsts: our first authentic home-cooked Ugandan meal and our first boda boda ride.
Our Ugandan-style Sunday was great, with delicious food, and we have our wonderful hosts, the Okamas to thank for it.
Some more snapshots from today (more will come tomorrow)
Somewhere on the road between Kampala and Entebbe, Uganda