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February 22nd 2017
Published: June 25th 2017
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Chris and I got a late start to the day (relative to my usual schedule). I got some laundry started, borrowed a pair of pants from him, and we walked down to the Acacia mall for breakfast at the cafe.

An uber picked us up to go to the Kasubi Tombs. The tombs ended up being closed for renovation, so we headed over the Qaddafi Mosque, built by the late Libyan leader in the early 21st century. The mosque was quite large. The pattern on the carpet roughly marks where each person will stand/kneel/bow during Friday prayers. A separate area for women to pray was located on the mezzanine. We climbed the mosque's tower and took some panorama and selfie photos.

We took a pair of boda-bodas (motorcycle taxi) a short distance to the Mengo (Kabaka) Palace where the main attraction is some burned out shells of Idi Amin's cars, and the underground ex-armory turned torture prison also run by Amin.

We returned to Chris' place in the late afternoon to set the laundry out to dry and clean up. In the evening we went to another expat event at a bar/restaurant. After mixing with the scene for a while, we sat down for a late Thai meal and continued our political discussions until past closing time. After struggling to find an uber, we decided it would be safe enough to walk as a pair through the streets back to his place.

Chris lives in a really fantastic apartment complex that sits high on a hill. It was only completed last year and Chris is the first to live in his 3 bedroom, 1400sqft apartment with stunning views. The first night there was a lightning storm that I unfortunately slept through but Chris tells me put on a stunning light show.


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