Blogs from Entebbe, Central Region, Uganda, Africa - page 6


Africa » Uganda » Central Region » Entebbe September 16th 2007

I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray ... Okay, I'm not exactly dreaming, but I had planned to sit down and write a blog tonight to fill you all in on my latest news. However, it's Sunday afternoon back in the states. The colts are playing. And now I'm chatting online with my cousins micah and jon who are filling me in on the game action as I watch the stats online. So I'm a bit distracted. When we last left off, I was living in the village of Kayanga at the Kalinzu forest education center. I've added more photos from that stint on my photo page, but this blog is mostly about my time in Entebbe. I've been here at the main JGI Uganda office (and our house) in ... read more

Africa » Uganda » Central Region » Entebbe July 30th 2007

Just to let everyone know where I am, and that (more some peoples priorities...ok only my priorities) that I am still alive. Blogs for Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Johannesburg and Pretoria, and Uganda will follow....probably in the next few days....more likely when I get home as I am 21 days behind in my Journal. Love Matt... read more

Africa » Uganda » Central Region » Entebbe July 11th 2007

Q: What happens when you stick a visual thinker with a language learner and stick them in a car for twelve days? A: This blog Instead of detailing every single thing we did on safari, Shelley inspired me to trade in the pen for the watercolor pencil and draw mind maps (an activity we do with kids at work) of our days on safari in Africa. Admittedly, it's much better than trying to cram in every last detail about 12 days of events and instead, coming up with a visual rendering of our journey, even if it does look like it was drawn by a fifth grader. My initial plan was to have very little text, almost none. Just a few bullet points for highlights with the official stats of the journey (they are now ... read more

Africa » Uganda » Central Region » Entebbe July 9th 2007

Only nine days left until we leave. Here is an update of what we have been working on.... read more

Africa » Uganda » Central Region » Entebbe April 19th 2007

It has been quite some time since I've written on this blog, and I think all of you are due an update on my whereabouts and adventures. I can't really remember the last time I wrote, so I'm not sure where to start! I think this may be long, so i'll try to divide it into chucks for you to read at your leisure. Please, if you read nothing else, read the last section on Uganda ( Boda! Boda!): Professional Procrastination: My thesis is coming along at a remarkably slow rate, due mostly to my inability to get anything done during the month of march. I blame it on the plethora of movies and events happening around Durban, and the ever nap-inducing humid heat of this city. Either way, post-the events I will describe below, ... read more
Marloth Park
Marloth Park

Africa » Uganda » Central Region » Entebbe April 12th 2007

5 a.m. is a terrible time to be setting off to Entebbe. Already the temperature is warm and humidity high. We loaded Mohammed's red hippy bus for the last time, wondering why it is that bags seem heavier on the way home. Students rather fractious this morning, accusing people of losing their torches, cigarettes, make up, gifts etc. Sade is staying in Kampala for a few days but she got up to see the others off, which was nice. It was still dark when we set off to the airport, and the sky lightened over Lake Victoria as we arrived. Mohammed did rather well since, in addition to a substantial tip he was the surprised recipient of a bag full of pumpkins and yams that Amina's aunt had given her but which she can not ... read more
G g beringei

Africa » Uganda » Central Region » Entebbe January 22nd 2007

"Weelaba" (pronounced way-la-bah) means farewell or good-bye in Lugandan...I wish I had inquired about the word(s) for "until next time..." because I know this is not "good-bye" and I will return again. The sun rose this morning painting the sky in beautiful hues of pink and orange. I, unfortunately, was too busy running around the house trying to collect the last of my belongings to sit and enjoy the sunrise...bummer! I was able to get a good picture of it just before we pulled away from the house to head for the airport. Lake Victoria was particularly beautiful this morning as the sun's rays, though partially hidden by clouds, danced on the water's surface...this too will leave a indelible impression in my mind. I am looking forward to the day when I return to this place...looking ... read more
Lake Victoria

Africa » Uganda » Central Region » Entebbe November 23rd 2000

Here in Kampala, the Red Chili Hideaway is an oasis. A big lawn outside the main building is where we pitched the tent. From Kampala we can get our Tanzanian visas but we're stuck waiting for a few days. Our schedule's getting tighter and it makes sense to me for us to skip a visit to Lamu in exchange for a few days in the Ssese Islands. Mike seems to agree, I hope it's in his heart. Note: I'm now minus one wallet, 7000 USh (about $4)and 3 credit cards (easily cancelled). Why did I let my guard down? Answer: because I'm not in Nairobi. Sometimes my boyfriend just doesn't want to think about what he wants to do and then just when we're down to the wire, he gets clarity. We won't go to Lamu, ... read more

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