Another Blog-Worthy Day :)

Yesterday was a pretty fantastic day, so I thought I'd share with everyone.

I woke up, went to Ugandan Politics then to Faith & Action. When class got out at 1:00 pm, I rushed to the Dining Hall to scarf down my rice and beans and then at 1:30 pm everyone that's in my African Religions class got on board a coaster bus and went to visit a mosque just outside Kampala. We didn't actually get to go into the mosque, but instead spent about an hour in a nearby classroom talking to a practicing Muslim. He was incredibly knowledgeable and handled a lot of tough and personal questions really well. After talking to him, it kind of upset me that a few radical Islamic extremists are terrorizing citizens and giving Islam an altogether awful reputation, when in actuality, it may possibly be the most peaceful religion ever.

Since we were already in Kampala, Katie, Bea and I asked our professor if it would be okay to be dropped off at the taxi park. He agreed, and we took a matatu to Garden City where we went to NY Kitchen and got some chicken breast sandwiches and milkshakes. We had heard that there was a craft market near Garden City that was only there every other Friday and wanted to go, but had no idea how to get there. Fortunately, three other USP girls ran into us at the NY Kitchen and had just come from there and gave us directions.

Before we headed to the market, I stopped into a salon in the mall to look at prices for dying my hair. It was only about $20 and they had an actual color selection, as opposed to the box dyes in the stores I looked at. If I got it dyed there and had Katie cut it, I could spend like $100 less than I would at home. I'm trying to hold out until I get home to see how long I can grow it, but I'm not sure I can last at this point.

We made it to the market and spent an hour or so there. After we were finished looking, souvenirs in hand, we made our way back to the main road to catch a matatu back to Mukono. About 5 minutes before we got to town, we broke down and after some squabbling with the conductor who was going to charge us full price, we settled it, and they put us on a new taxi.

We got to Mukono, grabbed some sodas on the way back to campus and the instant we got back, I hopped online. Highlight of my day: talking to my Kimberly for hours. It was the first time we've actually got to talk since I've been here and it was long overdue.

Now I can look forward to working my butt off trying to write all the papers I have due this week. Anyone know anything about Islamic dietary laws? Eh...it was a worth a shot.

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. I did take the heritage of Islam class, but I dont think we learned about dietary laws. sorry!