Blogs from Mbarara, Western Region, Uganda, Africa - page 5


Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Mbarara July 19th 2014

Yay safari blog! Animal pictures! Eeeee!!! The safari was absolutely incredible and I'm so excited to write about it and post pictures. I am going to post a new blog for each day. which might be a little annoying for anyone reading or subscribed to it. It's partly to avoid the blog entry getting too long, but mostly because we travelled to new places each day and the blog site I'm using allows you to map where you go with each entry. It also has an option to print the blog as a book when you're finished and I want the photos to match each day. And it's my blog and I can do what I want. Most of the photos are ones that I took, however a few of the shots, particularly any that are ... read more
So beautiful
Beautiful Ankole Cattle

Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Mbarara July 11th 2014

After our night of clubbing at The Mist, the MUST crew woke the next morning bright and early, with a nice little hangover, so we could be ready for the bus when it came at 8am. At around 11am, we found out that it's running on African Time – you'd think we would have learned to give up on “Muzungu Time” by now. I tried explaining to Ivan that we were always ready when we were told to be, just in case it's the one time things are actually running on time here. Without hesitation he responded, “that time with never come, my friend.” And so far, he's completely right. Since we had no food left and didn't have breakfast, Leandra and I fried up the rest of the beaver tail dough for lunch so we ... read more
The Kihefo residence
Patricia and Lilian with their new mushrooms seeds

Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Mbarara July 2nd 2014

Rugazi week 4 Day 34- Went on the pediatric unit with Mike and in the afternoon prepped for our health presentation at Saint Michael’s High school. The topic was about latrine and hand hygiene and I presented on hand hygiene. The students and staff were very receptive and asked lots of questions. In the evening Lindsey and I watched football. Day 35- Went to Out Patient Department (OPD) with Brian (clinical officers), were we assessed many different health issues. Afternoon Rugazi Group B went to Nyakatunga village to evaluate our research project. Our project was very successful the community members were very engaged; many had cleaned their latrines, created toilet covers, tissue baskets and brooms, and even started building new pit latrines. Day 36- In the morning I worked on the research report with the group ... read more

Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Mbarara June 11th 2014

Alright, so I left off with us just arriving in Entebbe, Uganda. After we met up with Frank and Gena, Frank took us for lunch at this cute little restaurant just off the shores of Lake Victoria. We had a fantastic first meal here, with a beautiful backdrop, before we made our way to our hostel, where we would be staying the first couple nights. It was easy to settle in to our temporary home, as was actually quite a bit nicer than we expected. It included hot, running water, functioning electricity and western style toilet. Not too shabby! I had to appreciate every hot shower I had because it very likely may be my last for a long time. Once we got unpacked, we decided to do some exploring by foot of the city. We ... read more
Entebbe Market
Children at the market
Where we lay our heads

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