Village Life

I have been living on the outskirts of Gulu for almost a month now.  Compared to the fast pace of Kampala, Gulu is mellow and laid-back.   I try to wake up early to get chores done before the heat becomes unbearable.  If I am lucky, I can manage to make two trips to the water pump before 8 am, and fill up  two 40 liter jerry cans.  Regardless of how hard I try to impress the locals with my ability to work, I never fail to amuse them when they see me clumsily balancing a water container on my head.  If I don’t spill most of the contents, I reward myself with a cool bucket shower.

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