What about ??? or "Do you recommend I take...."

  • Laundry Detergent & Clothes Line
  • Silverware - Knife, Fork, & Spoon

    Well, No I don't, and here's why:

    Laundry Detergent & Clothes Line
    On my first trip I took laundry soap and a clothes line. The first issue is getting water to wash and rinse with. I then found out it was very easy to find someone in every venue who would jump at the opportunity to do laundry for a few Uganda Shillings (which they truly need). Not only did they do a better job in washing and rinsing (they knew were to get plenty of water), they also ironed my clothes (with a charcoal iron).

    Knife, Fork, & Spoon
    No venue that I have been in failed to provide at least a fork and spoon and I think if they did not, I would feel very uncomfortable taking my own out and eating with them. Most Ugandans eat with their fingers (and are quite good at it). You will find it a common practice before you eat for someone to come to you with a pitcher of warm water and a plastic pan with a bar of soap in it. This will allow you to wash your hands before the meal and this is usually repeated after the meal as well.

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