The following has been received from the 2016 team in Mityana.
We woke up in banana village, and saw some monkeys and puppies. We had breakfast; juice, cereal, toast, sausage, egg and home grown bananas. After that we left banana village after waiting a while for the bus to arrive, but in the end they did arrive and we loaded the cases at about 10;00am. We drove for a while to the hotel where we could exchange our money, and all of us received 388,000 Ugandan shilling for £80. We were all very excited when we saw the amount of money, after that we had lunch and most of us had pizza or burgers’ with fries.
So far the weather is very hot – a big change from typical England!
After, we got back in the mini buses and drove to the craft fair. It was a bunch of shops in a horse shoe kind of shape each selling items like bracelets, necklaces, paintings, wooden animals, dresses and clothing. We learnt to negotiate prices and got some good deals. We most bought paintings and wooden animals and bracelets, and after that we headed off to the Enro hotel after a 2 hour journey, we unpacked and after getting our bearings we played pool and watched football. Oscar And Emily won the pool against Mac and Mathew. Then we unpacked the charity bags and had supper.
You can get an idea of how the trip will unfurl by looking at a brief video from a previous visit.
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