First, the roads to a large extent were badly damaged by the rains that it made the trip so bumpy. It left me trembling like a leaf in the wind after the trip! Second, the commuter taxi broke down three times on the first leg of the trip, which delayed the trip.
I snapped a few pictures during the trip.
|First breakdown: The commuter taxi had a faulty, which caused its engine to overheat. We had to wait for it to cool down and fixed. Er... the pleasures of our public transport system!|
|A roadside market in Lefori. A convenient way to shop on-the-go. It is pumpkin season - a variety of pumpkins were on sale.|
|Coconut tubers in Lefori: A snack that is seasonal delicacy. The tubers are harvested just after shoot germination and steamed before eating.|
|A storm brews as I near my destination (somewhere in the mountains seen in the distance). Luckily, it had passed by the time I arrived.|
|Picturesque: Sunrise in the mountains of Metu in Eremi. This was at about 6:30 a.m.|
|Hiking in Metu: The area has scenic hiking trails that twist and turn among rocks. Pockets of bamboo forests offer quiet resting spots on a good, hot, sunny day along the trails.|
|A homestead in the foreground near a scenic rock in the background.|
|Sunset as seen from high up in Eremi.|
|The magnificent River Nile (the light blue speck) seen on the climb to Eremi.|
|Having fun: Children swim in River Nile at the landing site in Omi, Adjumani district.|
|A ferry (in the distance) is on its way to the landing site in Omi.|
|Getting closer: The ferry prepares for docking at the landing site.|