Next stop of my east Africa journey was Kampala. I went there by Matatu, a minibus supposed to transport 15 people…we were 22! I was squeezed between an African mama and a business man, but that was not a new experience as it is the same in Kenya. Anyway, I was so happy when we finally arrived in Kampala and I could jump on a motorbike taxi to get to the hostel.
The next day I explored Kampala…again by boda boda. I found a really nice guy who took me to the Bahai temple, the old Kampala Mosque and through the whole city. I saw the nice and fancy buildings around Acacia Mall but also some poor and busy areas on the way.
The next day was a day on the road and I love Uganda!!! Such a beautiful place on earth….
Out of my comfort zone…that’s what I wanted. So I started my east Africa journey with a bus from Kisumu to Jinja. After some trouble at the border I finally arrived in Jinja, where I spent a fantastic day: having amazing coffee, exploring town and the source of the river nile with a boda boda (motorbike taxi) and finally painting an elephant with an African artist in his workshop!
I felt absolutely safe in Jinja, there was no problem traveling alone. And Uganda is so beautiful! An evergreen paradise! ♡
The African sun on my skin, a fresh breeze whirling my hair wildly, a view that takes my breath away: endless space, lush green, in between the red earth of Kenya, the blue and gray of the sky and everywhere you see these unbelievably beautiful creatures … zebras that somehow look unreal, as if someone had painted them … giraffes stretching their long necks to catch the best leaves … lions and cheetahs lying lazily under shady bushes … a leopard, well camouflaged in the crown of an acacia … many different antelopes and gazelles, jumping, grazing, relaxing … elephants, these gentle giants. I could watch them for hours. And suddenly everything makes sense … I feel the deepest peace, absolute happiness and an infinite freedom …
After I was back from Morocco we left Korando again for our Team roadtrip around Kisumu. In Kakamega rainforest we watched a beautiful sunset from Liranda Hill, slept in tents and cooked on open fire. In the morning the monkeys wer jumping from one tree to the other, curious about the food we had on our plates. Then we drove to Homabay, had a nice fish lunch before we went on to Rusinga Island in Lake Victoria where we spend the night in a camp at the lake shore. Good friends, profound conversations, bonfire, fireflies and sitting under the stars … a wonderful time!
After the surf week in Sagres I took the train from Faro to Lisbon. And I found my new European favorite city! I love the small streets, the flair of the city, the incredible street art in every corner of Lisbon and of course Pastel de Nata! I’m addicted to it! : D That was certainly not the last visit to Lisbon.
It’s been quite a while since I spent a wonderful week in Sagres! At the Algarve Surf School I learned to surf and had some incredible waves! Since then, the surf fever has seized me and I would love to ride on a board through the water all day long…