Hi i am moving to Kampala with my family and am wondering what life is like there. any information would be useful.
Are you from Dubai or in? It might be easier to PM me... depending on your circumstances, will affect the reply. How old are children and so on.
Happy to help.
Kampala is not much different from many places in the world. Depending on what kind of environment you are used to, you can move to a busy neighborhood or quiet one, enrol the children in private or public schools and go about life the same as before. Where are you from and what kind of life are you looking at?
Well it's a rather massive contrast to Dubai!!
It rains more for a start.
But I think Sabili means that the 'domestic/administration/daily chores are much the same the world over.
Mammals, and we are one, seek shelter first then safety then a convenient food supply. All inhabitable places provide that. Then the more sophisticated seek transport, communications and such social things as Education. In that regard living in Kampala is no different to New York or Sydney let alone Dubai. (Correction, the booze is cheaper in Kampala!)
You gest of course.? As you have much experience of both countries from a residential perspective?!
This can't be a serious question I think, as coconelle (nice name) hasn't come back to us.. :(
I neither gest (sic) or Guessed. or was it Jest? I do have quite a portfolio of places and countries where I have resided over my long years although the UAE are not one of them.
However, Sabili's point was that Kampala is not much different from many places in the world and in that he/she is absolutely correct. We live in houses, we go to work (or sometimes not), we eat and socialise (or sometimes not, we raise kids and send them to skule! We travel on public transport or cruise around in Chelsea Tractors. We get by, by paying our way in life, or most of us do!
ah well, I got one up on you then ;) I fully understand the essence of S's point, but there is genuinely no comparison in life here to there.. and it's too late and am too tired to get into the politics of 3rd country labour abuse (oh look, I mentioned it.)
I don't think the OP wants our help anyway, which is disappointing!
Labour abuse is not confined to a few countries. It even happens where I live. And in Britain and in Europe, Asia and America.
That's why Sabili's point is so valid. Don't folks in Kampala live in houses, go to work, send their kids to school, eat food and socialise? Bit of a rum place if they don't!
I agree with mfuwe and Sabili that basically there are lot of similar thing going on in all major cities in the world... However, being concerned with this question as we're also moving to Kampala, I'd rephrase it a little bit :
- What's significantly different in Kampala ?
- What's so special about Kampala ?
- What would you have liked to know beforehand ?
We've lived in Stockholm, Paris, the US and traveled quite a lot, but never to sub-saharan africa...
First mission upon arrival will be to find a place to live and a school for the children
In order for me to be able to reply properly to you please PM me. Is this expat contract, mission-based, and ages of children? Where you are working will also help.
Will reply to those other points later, as will take some time!Edited: 04 July 2014, 04:09