Tagged: Lake Albert

Butiaba to Masindi: Scrap-Heap Car Adventures

Butiaba to Masindi: Scrap-Heap Car Adventures

Butiaba to Masindi: Scrap-Heap Car Adventures. Feb 14 Happy Valentine’s Day!  The closest I got to romance was this: I walked into a cheap hotel in a town called Masindi in Uganda.  While I was waiting for a receptionist to appear, I noticed on the wall was a glass cabinet that said “Free Condoms” on the outside of it.  I wondered what kind of a hotel this was.  Free condoms is a bargain price. I went to take a handful,...

Fort Portal to Butiaba: Cheats, Near Collisions, and Jerry Can Showers

Fort Portal to Butiaba: Cheats, Near Collisions, and Jerry Can Showers

Fort Portal to Butiaba: Cheats, Near Collisions, and Jerry Can Showers. Feb 13. To get from Fort Portal to Butiabam, I got up and found a mini-van leaving Fort Portal and heading north to a town called Hoima.  30,000 shillings ($8.80).  When I asked, they told me it was going to take about three hours to get to Hoima.  One always needs to double that number to mentally prepare for the actual arrival time… As I was sitting and waiting...