One of the Kampala adventures that I’ll miss is my daily walk to work. Although not as politically charged or tear-gas ridden as the Uganda opposition party’s Walk-to-Work campaigns, my walk is not without its difficulties or surprises. So come, take a walk with me.
First, even on the best roads various “Death Traps” are ever-waiting to swallow an unobservant passerby.
Thankfully, navigating the crazy traffic is easier with the help of a friendly school crossing guard.
Past the school and down another hill, then past the ever-present trash heap.
Then I enter Ida’s gate, into a serene field.
The field is a sanctuary of greenery to myself and all sorts of living things. I’ve seen huge snails, ground squirrels, all types of birds (herons, egrets, falcons, etc) and once, a gigantic “edible rat.”
Then comes the largest challenge of all.
Finally, a walk through someone’s maize brings me safely to work.