Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cultural quirks


Every country and culture has its quirks. These are things that may go unnoticed by members of the culture but seem strange or humorous to outsiders. Uganda has one such quirk we'd like to describe.

In Uganda, if you stay at a hotel, you will almost always be provided with flip-flops as shower-shoes. There is a basic law, however, that accompanies this provision: the flip-flops must not be matching, either in size, or color, or both.

On our way down to Kampala with Janet and Lemu, we stopped in Soroti and spent the night at the aptly named Soroti Hotel. The shower-shoe law applied once again, as the above photo illustrates.

3 comments:

The Reeds said...

Ha ha! That's so funny!

Notinthewild said...

At least the choice of hotel name is logical. :)

Larry said...

Oh my, ...catching up on a month of your posts. Love the girls sunny disposition. Obviously, the result of your daily TLC. Love the photo ops...