Weekends are always the highlight of the week and people are always looking forward to them.
For many Ugandans, this year’s hit song by Pia Pound ‘Twende Tupate’ was not just the theme song but a perfect description of the Kampala’s thrill-seekers’ lifestyle.
Two years down the road( from 2019), Kampala’s social scene has had a complete turnaround as the party fever dwindles with several nations worldwide, including Uganda preaching of social distancing/self-isolation as a safety measure to fight the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Social distancing and self-isolation has become the new normal
Covid-19 has caused businesses in the entertainment industry to suffer a great deal and the economy is not as stable for the citizens to enjoy outside activities like before.
Curfew has also made it hard to party late into the evening like it was previously with the only option for some being to stay at home and sleep in order to save a coin.
So Matooke Republic has brought you some of the activities you can do over the weekend that will give an exhilarating experience and your pockets will not suffer.
Watch a movie
Movies and series are a good way to relax and unwind after a long week. Watching movies is one of the most effective methods for relieving stress.
It is sometimes tricky watching a movie over a weekday due to exhaustion and the busy schedules.
Some series are so interesting and they can easily tempt you to watch during work hours and you will not enjoy as much as you should. You will always be looking over your shoulder to make sure your supervisor doesn’t see you.
Playing card and board games
These games are affordable and can easily be found in supermarkets or your local bookshop. Some games include poker, jigsaw puzzles, monopoly, and charades among others.
Organize a potluck.
A potluck refers to an event at which each visitor brings a dish to share. Bring Your Own Drink is the occasion where everyone is assigned a drink to bring to the event.
Such parties are cost effective and everyone is able to enjoy the diverse drinks and meals present.
Organize a picnic
You could plan a picnic at your neighbouring garden or park or even in your backyard if you have the space and enjoy with your loved ones.
Picnics are affordable since they need little expenditure and may be enjoyed in public settings. This means you won’t have to worry about your bank account while you’re unwinding.
Engage in exciting physical activities
This could be cycling around your neighbourhood, swimming, doing a home workout or even attending a salsa or Zumba class. These are affordable activities which help you break a sweat, lose some calories and enjoy while at it.
Visit Asylum Restaurant in Namugongo Sonde Road on Sunday
If you love live band music, Asylum Restaurant and Lounge in Namugongo Sonde Road, just after the Martyrs’ Shrine is the place to be every Sunday. Live bands infuse the air with soul, making this a great place to unwind and forget your troubles. The restaurant serves delicious foods like pilawo, nyama choma etc and steaming hot coffee and their price is affordable.
Picture yourself sitting under a breezy sunshade with a live band performing for you for free while you’re enjoying delicious foods and a cold drink.