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Back in Kampala and functioning on 3 hours of sleep. Am barely awake in the Webcity internet cafe, so not sure if this post will make much sense. See, I stayed up too late watching David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive last night. What a fucked movie. Some of the best lesbian sex scenes I’ve ever seen, though, and I don’t even like that sort of thing! A good time had by all.
Today my compatriots and I hired a car and driver which will take us to Bwindi national park on Monday, whereupon we will begin our 5 hour trek into the forest, known as one of the most impenetrable in the world, in search of the elusive and endangered mountain gorilla. Andrew is pressing for us to hire porters for our trek. Ordinarily I’d rebuke such a suggestion, but I’m so fatigued from travel and from the heat that it’s starting to sound like a pretty good idea.
Unfortunately it seems unlikely that I’ll get a chance to visit any of the HIV clinics I’d planned on seeing. Guess this trip is going to be all tourism.
So far so good, though. Uganda is beautiful, her people genuine, honest and warm, and its streets safe and navigable. No complaints here!