We went to Oweni market in Kampala, one of the largest in East Africa. A chaotic but real African experience. To get there quickly you better jump on a Boda Boda Mototaxi. These drivers know how to use every little space they can find between the cars to bring you across the city.
Most of the clothes we donate in Europe and Northern America are going to be sold on markets like Oweni. You will find everything from Michael Jordan caps to NRA Jackets, Adidas Superstars, football shirts, jeans etc..
Another section of the market sells vegetables and fruits, fish and meat. The meat hangs in the shops without cooling and already smells a bit to much.
Also sunglasses can be found and everything has to be haggled down. Starting prices are usual 4 times of a price you can agree with. We found sunglasses for Dorian and a new petrol can for Alex,
that was formerly used for cooking oil. The alleys between the shops are tiny and the ground can be muddy, so watch your steps. You can get tattoos but you better won’t if you see how they do
them. You find faked Rolex, Gucci bags and belts. Spices and Honey, SIM cards and phones, DVD’s and Music CD’s, Toys, just everything you can imagine. And the people are great, just to see a
“Muzungu” at this market makes them happy. If you don’t have your own phone you can call from a little shack which is the African way of public phone. It was a perfect way to get in touch with
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