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The pearl of Africa

Uganda is called “the pearl of Africa”.  I cannot be sure, but I think this is because it is so green.  Green is very nice, but you pay for it with the humidity.   669 more words


A looooong expected meeting

It is Super Bowl Sunday in the states.  Shorlty, my friends will be eating pizza and wings, watching commercials, and hanging out during the half-time show.   354 more words


New Years Eve / Hogmany

Depending on who’s reading!

We had arranged to meet up with our friends, Charlie and Heather for NYE.  They have had a friend visiting, Sally, who was flying home at 0100 on 01/01/2015, so they were committed to being in Entebbe, so we had said we would come through too… We all booked to stay in the same guest house, Colonial Residence.   684 more words


the parking lot chap and the five year old IT expert

Last week I returned from a trip out-of-country to a comedic reception at the Entebbe Airport Long-Term Parking Terminal.

I found myself starring in a comedy of errors so deep that I suspected someone had paid actors to stage it. 589 more words


20:18 Doha time, somewhere over Saudi Arabia [?] (September 28, 2014)

Sometimes things happen exactly when they need to… and you have just enough gumption to back away from yourself to see that is what’s happening. 1,088 more words


Kalay (bye) Uganda...

Not quite yet. So the time has come for us to leave our cost little lodge. For me it’s bittersweet. I have loved being here but I’m also very ready to explore Africa outside of this little cocoon. 843 more words

Baptism by Nile (September 1, 2014)

I’m sitting at the back of a small bus that contains all the interns for the Volunteer Uganda: Research Uganda research program. Behind me, all our luggage is piled on the back two sets of seats and outside the window… Uganda passes. 1,287 more words