Days 6 and 7: 24 hours in Uganda


Why Uganda? I’ll tell you: Foreigners working in Rwanda need to have their visa renewed every three months, even so after a five or 12 years’ stay in the country. Which amounts to four visas per year. Non-expiration visas cost a fortune and are extremely hard to get. So if, hypothetically speaking, your visa expires and your new pass arrives too late you will be forced to leave the country and re-enter again. In case that sounds sort of cryptic to your ears: It happens on purpose. The world has become a small place.

Anyway, it turns out that Deirdre has to leave the country with and for a friend, and she asks whether I would like to join. I say yes, what else should I do?