Phil and Paige's first month in Africa
just a peek of what's to come!
1990 toyota land cruiser
the aforementioned land cruiser. it has a 5 cylinder diesel engine. unlike most diesels here, it does not have a turbo, which is good because all the african dust is hard on turbos. license plate numbers and cars mate for life in uganda. it's common to see cars with their plate number etched into all the windows (theft deterrent?). all buying and selling and licensing and insurance is tied to the plate number, not VIN. the majority of cars here come from japan used - the first 3 letters indicate how long the car has been in-country - and are sold at bonded importing lots. -phil & paige