Chapti: A delicious African flatbread that is prepared most weeks in many Ugandan homes.
These stands are EVERYWHERE in Kampala. Seeing these are part of normal life lately. Although I can’t eat them, because Chapti = gluten galore. And Kampala hasn’t really mastered gluten free very well, so doubt I can find any gluten free versions. But, I have heard they are amazing! Kind of like a crepe.
Kampala is a crazy city. I have been here once before but that was only for 2 weeks. This time I am here for 3.5 months. That is a whole different scenario. The thing that surprises me most is the traffic! It is very unpredictable and when it rains, all chaos breaks loose. Two days ago, we were driving a 3.5km distance and it took us 3 hours. 3 HOURS PEOPLE! It had just rained and EVERY road had a traffic jam! Literally the whole city left work at the same time and was at a stand still. I could not believe it.
When you get out of the city it is actually quite enjoyable. Back in 1909, Sir Winston Churchill called Uganda “the Pearl of Africa” – a century later, Lonely Planet voted Uganda the No. 1 destination for 2012.
Oh Stockholm, you are my favourite. This was one of the best cafes we found in Stockholm, johan & nystrom. It had such a great local, community vibe. It was nice to sit outside in the sun sipping our coffees before we adventured into the city for the day.
A must to try as well is: Mellqvist Kaffebar. I didn’t get any photos because I was too busy enjoying the cute little cafe and amazing coffee. So you’re going to have to trust me on this one!
Istanbul, the last stop on our European holiday. And what a stop it was. Istanbul is a city spread out over two different continents, Europe and Asia, hence the saying, “Where East Meets West.” You can easily just take a ferry ride across the Bosporus Straight to the Asian Side. We found Istanbul so diverse, like no other place we saw in Europe. It was interesting hearing the voice that would echo out through the city during the call to pray times. This would even happen in the middle of the night!
Everything from the beautiful mosques, to the food (Turkish Delight…hello, so good!), to the ability to just hop continents, to the crazy busy Grand Bazaar…I would have to say this was a great place to finish up our European trip!
The Blue Mosque…not very blue is it??
Facing the Asian Side of Istanbul:Facing the European Side, crazy the difference!