In the USA if you give someone directions, you tell them to take a left on Poplar Street, go five blocks, and turn right on Washington Ave. In the rural area where I live, giving directions is a bit different. The directions are much more landmark based as we don’t have street names. Lately, I’ve been giving directions to a lot of people coming to visit Kibogora for the first time. The directions go somewhat like this:
After you leave the rain forest, keep driving ten more minutes. You’ll drive through many tea fields. At the second “big town,” turn right on the first paved road veering off from the main road. Follow that road for 30 minutes. You’ll descend into a valley with a real bridge. When you see the gas station, you’re almost to Kibogora. There’s a huge sign for Kibogora Hospital. Turn left onto a bad road. Follow that narrow road up a steep hill and continue until you come to the university and a large two-story church. Just after the church is a Y intersection. Go right and drive through the brownish red gates. Park in the carport. You’ve arrived at Kibogora!