It’s a dreary Monday morning and you’re commuting to work and staring at this screen. If you could be anywhere else in the world where would you want to be? Tweet me at DanielMartinAdv using the hashtag #WIRBMonday or reply in the comments below.
Today, I’d rather be in Jinja in Uganda.
Jinja is a small town in Uganda on the banks of Lake Victoria and is at the point where the Nile starts it’s journey north to the Mediterranean. It’s a sleepy town with an active adventure tourism scene. People come here from miles around to raft down the rapids.
I was there in 2006. I’d cycled from London down to Ethiopia on my way to Cape Town and had had an accident, dislocating my shoulder amongst other things. I flew to Nairobi in Kenya to stay with an old school friend and recover. While I was there a friend of mine from university, Flick, came to visit and we decided to head to Jinja.
The bus service runs daily and is pretty good. We were dropped off on the outskirts of town and from there we headed to one of the most chilled hostels in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. It was perched on a hill over looking the Nile and was designed for the specific purpose of lounging around and lapping in the view. Perfect for my recovery.
Unfortunately they wouldn’t let me go rafting as I still had a pin in my collar bone and I was hugely jealous when Flick and all the rest of them came back bubbling in adrenaline and glowing from having done the rapids.
Where would I rather be on Monday?
I’d rather be in Jinja, swimming in the lake and riding the rapids.
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