I haven't been anywhere with internet access, or mobile service, electricity or hot water for about 10 days. Since the last post, the jeans have seen a little. I won't be able to upload pictures until I hit London or Morocco, but lets see: The jeans have been through London, headed over through Paddington station on the way to a drunken stumble the 17th. On the 18th I hit Kampala, and wandered around downtown by boda-boda (motorscooter with a driver and a passenger, costs 30-70 cents to get most anywhere, drivers often hit cars, it's an adventure). On the 19th, I fell down a waterfall with them on, wandered across some mountains in the Rwenzori range, and headed up to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The 20th we tried to find Chimps, but failed miserably, headed over to Bwindi. The 21st, I went Gorilla tracking, fell off a cliff, and ended up in some weird pseudo-colonial mansion drinking with the staff. Gorilla tracking was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Seeing the baby gorillas curious about us, trying to figure out what we were was just fantastic. After that, we had, lets see... a few days of game drives, our car broke down in the middle of a park, and we fixed it with duct tape and pliers before the elephants got pissed off. Spent a few days hanging out on some island in the middle of a remote lake drinking beer with backpackers and hearing about what it's like to try to hitchhike through rebel territory in DRC. Done a bunch more, like rafting the nile (had to take the jeans off for that), have a few thousand fantastic pictures.
Jeans are fucking filthy, quite apparent whiskering and vertical falling. Been way too hectic to stick to the same thing in a pocket ever. Jeans got a few semi-soaks in downpours, and one "wash" after I fell off a cliff into gorilla shit. Unfortunately all I had was a pocket knife, some wet-ones and a stream, but gorillas chased me away from the stream after a while. Hit a hostel in town today, so I can finally clean them properly.
Pics to come.