I was wandering along the main street in Soroti when I came across a well stocked second hand bike shop and I imediately started missing my bike at home. The young chappie who worked there asked which bike I ws interested in and I told him I was juist missing old faithfull. "You can hire a bike for the day for 7,000" he said. Well that was it I...more
A few places arouind town where you can search the web. There is a cyber cafe at the Landmark Hotel, There is this one that I have a picture of the sign outside on Solot Avenue and there is one at the crossroads by the gardens and near Teso Coach. I never got to use the the one in Landmark which I was told was fast. But I have used the other two...more
In the last few years since the rise of the LRA there are now armed arrow boys on top of Soroti rock guarding the water tank that supplies the town. If you want to climb the rock you will need to get permission from Soroti Municipal Council they have an office; if you walk from the centre of town towards the rock you won’t be a million miles away...more
You know when you are crying out for something to eat which you have missed and have had real difficulty in finding. Then you find somewhere that scratches that itch.
This was such a place when I was desperate for scrambled eggs on toast. With lashings of Chilli sauce of course.
Ahhh that hit the spot!
Favorite Dish: I never got to eat the French toast (2 slices of washed and deep fried bread)
But the scrambled eggs on toast and ginger tea were yummy.
The Oasis looks a bit on the rough side but it is still my favourite place for a pint in Soroti. I always had a laugh in the bar the waitresses were always well chatty and If I remember rightly the beer was a tad cheaper here than other boozers in town.Remember to hold your nose when you go for a short call though!more
One of my favourite boozers in Soroti.Darts and pool are big the Bisina and not surprisingly also popular is English Premier league footie (when the power is on in town). Even if the TV is on the bar man manages to play some top Lingala tunes while the volume is turned down on the box. The conversation is always good in the Bisina even after a good...more
Last time I was in this neck of the woods the road from here in Soroti to Lira was terrible. Two different companies were building / resurfacing the road from either end. Both ends of the road were pretty good but by the time you got to the middle in Dokolo it was a right mess. The Soroti end looks all but complete with swanky new road signs giving...more
There is a perfectly good bus park in Soroti as well as a taxi park for more localised travel but bus companies seem more and more reluctant to use it. Teso Coach on the other hand have there own Bus Park not a million miles away from the bus park on the crossroads on Main Street near "The Gardens". It has its own booking office as well as a cafe...more
Every Thursday a few clicks outside of Soroti is a brilliant market. Shared taxis shuttle back and to from town to the market or if you are on a bike there is even a special compound where bicycles are looked after for a small fee of 500ugx while you wander around the market. The whole area is huge just when you think you ghave finished the matrket youcomwe across another area. It can get a bit hot and sticky but thankfully there is a bar selling bottled beers and one sellling ajono, and you can even buy your own straw to drink your ajono through.
I spend a lot of time swaning around markets, and this market in Soroti although not so big was a typical Ugandan market with all the usual fruit and veg. Soroti being a bit on the dry side has less in the way of prouce as the greener town of Mbale down the road.
I actually did buy a couple of samosas from one of the young girls selling them in the photo. I thought it only right to do so after taking their photo. And mighty fine samosas they were too!