Uganda in the Middle January 30th 2010 What a country. We have been blown away by the hospitality and friendliness of Ugandans. We left Kenya at the border in Malaba, leaving behind us the throng of touts and agents trying to sell soft drinks, biscuits, water, foreign exchange, taxi rides and everything else that goes with a typical border crossing / bus station in Kenya and arrived into Uganda. Silence. Hello? Nobody. Where do we ... read more
Africa » Uganda Uganda achieved independence from the UK in 1962. The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 opponents; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,0... ... read more
Having both finished our jobs at the London Stock Exchange and JP Morgan in July, we plan to spend some time back in Ireland bothering our familes in August. Then in September our adventure starts in the Middle East on a trip from Istanbul to Cairo, then on to Nairobi for voluntary work with the Jamii Bora Microfinance Institute (http://www.jamiibora.org). From there we hope to travel to South Africa via Victoria Falls. Then a flight to India for a few months before travelling through China and some of South East Asia before a flight home. Phew - all of that in 12 months....
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