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Raid on Entebbe

If you have ever seen that 1970’s Roger Moore classic movie “Raid on Entebbe” you will be pleased to know I have walked in those very footsteps….well nearly and only about 35 years too late….but wow how cool to be at Entebbe Airport, Uganda for our flight to India via Dubai.


T.I.A - This is Africa - Uganda

Uganda (Jinja, Entebbe, Kalinzu Forest, Queen Elizabeth Park, Kabale, Kisoro), Wednesday 23rd September – Saturday 3rd October 2015


Soft Power Education

Lois, Drew and I spend our first full day in Jinja volunteering with Soft Power – a British registered charity and Ugandan NGO working with communities in Uganda to improve quality of life through education. 2,681 more words

Uganda Geography Lesson

A bit of a geography lesson on Uganda (or maybe I should include Rwanda because that’s where my father thinks I am going :)

Land locked in Eastern Africa, bordered by South Sudan, Congo, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, its weather is typically… 45 more words


In Uganda, where there are gorillas to trek and safaris to drive, volcanos to hike and waterfalls to explore, it’s hard to foster an appreciation for the little things nearby. 161 more words


The Prodigal Son

I watched the plane touch down on the tarmac at Entebbe airport. I couldn’t believe that it had been seven years since I had been back home to Uganda. 700 more words

Uganda's LGBT Community Holds a Cautious Pride March

A year after a law punishing homosexual acts with life in prison was annulled after strong international pressure, hundreds of Ugandans gathered for a gay-rights march along the shores of Lake Victoria on Saturday. 147 more words

"You are most welcome."

After a day of travel we arrived in Uganda and were warmly greeted at Entebbe airport by the Peace Corps staff. They spent months setting up our placements, weeks preparing for our arrival, and have been doing a great job of orienting us to Ugandan culture, institutions, and daily life. 77 more words