Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The View from Kololo

Here it is. Literally, the view from Kololo. Specifically, from our apartment, which is in the Kololo neighborhood of Kampala, atop one of the city's seven hills.

And here, the view from my soon-to-be "writing room:"

Our apartment is part of a complex that used to house the employees of the national electric company. We don’t actually get to move into our apartment until March 28 (fingers crossed) because apparently there are some pipes that need to be moved from the outside of the wall in the bathroom to inside the wall in the bathroom. But very soon this will be our view. You can see downtown and farther on and to the left, part of Lake Victoria.

There are maybe 10 different complexes of four 1-bedroom apartments. We have two connected 1-bedrooms in the complex called Keats:

This is where we're staying now with J. (not my J) and his "house boy" Mark, who does our laundry and cleans our muddy boots after we get drunk at the Irish pub on Friday nights, and N. until N. can get into his apartment, which is right above ours in the complex called Shakespeare:

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