Red Chillies - Little Bit of Luxury
Trip Start Sep 15, 2012
136Trip End May 01, 2013
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Vikki had a chin wobbling moment at smashing her arm really hard on the truck after a massive pot-hole in the road (a frequent occurance). Paula broke her right arse bone but did not complain at all. The impact was so great that Paula involuntarily threw her mobile phone out of the window of the truck but it bounced right back off the tarpauline and so all worked out fine in the end
We finally became millionaires at the Kenyan/Ugandan border ($1,210,000! - equivalent to 500 USD!) This brought with it some joy and some girly squeals.
Alun invested in a 'Jackfruit' with the promise that it would be a wonderful experience. We took his word for it. It looked like a huge prickly knobbly oblong melon thing (Source: Vikki Kirkwood). We would have to wait until that evening to experience this new culinery adventure!
We crossed the Nile at Jinja (a place alreay made infamous by Aluns stories of debauchary!) and looked out for the Nile crocs by the walls of the dam. We were slightly relieved not to see any and headed straight to 'The Beach' - an open toppped deck on the truck where you can sunbathe or get stunning high level views of the scenery - when we retreated to the heart of the truck we looked like we had been tangoed - we were covered from head to toe in red dust. Dust, anybody..?!
Upon arrival in Kampala we upgraded to a 'cottage' at the Red Chillies campsite so that we could make some attempt to clean ourselves and raise our hygiene levels above those of the homeless