30th September – UB

30 Sep

After sorting out some washing, we took the local bus into the centre of town (no. 14 or 27) which is only 400T each. This works out as about 20p each way. It is another sunny day and its starting to warm up.

We arrived just in time to meet Dr G and walked over to Millies Cafe. A great place to buy western food if you need a change from mutton after your time in the countryside. It is popular with expats and so if you are looking for someone to chat with …. this is the place! We even met up with the owners of the Fairfield Guest house there!

After lunch we went back to Dr G’s office. She is a lovely lady!

We tried to go to the Natural History Museum but just got to the door and the security guard told us it was closing, even though the posted opening hours were until 4.30pm (and it was only 2.30pm). Not sure why … maybe end of season.

We spent some time wandering around town looking for a fishing shop but never quite got there … maybe we walked right past? By the time we gave up it was nearly 3.30pm and we thought that the toy museum (which had been recommended) would be closed by the time we got there. We  decided to head back to the guest house so that Marjool could have a haircut.

Tomorrow we head out of town to the national parks to the east. UB seems like a fun place to be, but when you are camping and have only old scruffy, crumpled clothes and hiking shoes, you can’t really make the most of it. The people in UB tend to be well dressed and smart … Camping by the river is more our style …. nobody cares if you smell of woodsmoke and have mud and dust on your clothes there!

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