This is Michelle, officially checking in for the first time with a writing credit. (Although, be assured, I've been consulted on the content of the previous posts!) For all y'all out there following our little adventure, I thought I'd toss in some details to color the scene. So, check this out... There are a number … Continue reading The Living Landscape
As we are reflecting on our time here in Uganda, Michelle and I are finding ourselves intensively involved and invested in our project and relationships while also experiencing some crazy adventures of being in a new country. These things are usually mingled together as we go throughout the day and our … Continue reading Driving in Uganda
A-ba-ki-sim-ba (pa-ta-pa-ta), Be-ba-ki-wo-mya (pa-ta pa-ta.) This is pronounced /bay bah kee seem bah/ /pah tah pah tah/ /bay bah chee whoa mee’ya/ /pah tah pah tah/. We have started our music and dance lessons and this is the first piece we are learning. It is called the Baakisimba, pronounced /BAHksimba/. This is from the … Continue reading Baakisimba
Michelle and I arrived in Uganda on July 4th! We decided to celebrate being American by *using* our passports. 🙂 We had a slight delay in our travel plans with an extended stay in Dubai due to a missed connection and had fun seeing the sights as we waited. There was a tour from our … Continue reading We arrived!
Uganda is a beautiful country on the east side of Africa. It sits right on the equator and therefore has only two seasons, rainy and dry. Because of the climate and resources, Uganda has very fertile farming. You can grow almost anything there! That's helpful for people who are poor. If you can't buy food, … Continue reading Fun facts about Uganda!
Want to see what Uganda looks like? Don't have time to swing by and visit? Here are some photos of the adventures from a few years ago. #Cantwaittogoback
In just two weeks... Michelle and I will be in the air somewhere over Africa after our long flight to Dubai and on our flight to Entebbe!!! Here is a photo of us after we ran in the UWP 5k back in 2012. There was quite a whirlwind as the UWP was purchasing our plane … Continue reading In just two weeks…
On Saturday June 14, all of UWP's Team 19 gathered in Bloomfield at the UWP headquarters for a meeting. It was awesome! Team 19 will be going to Uganda for the first two weeks in August, and Michelle and I are the advance team going a month in advance. 🙂 Photo by Annette Spearman At … Continue reading Team 19
It's that time! We are almost to May 1st, which is two months (roughly, we don't have our exact leave date yet) before we head out to Uganda! That means, it is time to buy the plane tickets. Here's how the traveling goes. We may take a different route, but my previous experiences were like … Continue reading Airplane ticket time!
Hey friends! As you may have heard, I'm heading back to Uganda with Michelle Long. I can't wait! It's been three years since I was there and I've been biding my time, itching to go back as soon as possible. Why now? Here's a run down of how it got into my blood and what … Continue reading Why go back?