K and S

K and S

K and S

Canadians who love to travel.



Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Fort Portal October 18th 2012

Queen Elizabeth National Park We have recently done a safari at queen Elizabeth national park. It included both a game drive in the park and a boat cruise. The trip was started by an early morning ride in a matatu 100km from fort portal. We stopped at the equator on our way which was a cool thing to check out. After photos we continued on and went into the park. Upon entering we drove around on route to our boat cruise. We saw elephants, cob (Ugandan deer with large horns), Ugandan buffalo, and warthog. On our cruise we set out for a 2 hour journey which we saw many interesting birds, hippo crocodile and other animals drinking from the lake. The boat was good because we we're able to go above the roof on a deck ... read more

Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Fort Portal October 18th 2012

Africa time.. We have begun to realize the differences in the cultures. First noticeable difference is what they call Africa Time. Basically time hardly exists here,people walk almost everywhere and take their time. If your to meet someone at 4 they will begin to show up at 5 maybe 6 and at is completely normal. For us it's so different because we are used to drive throughs and I being late is one of mine and Sams biggest pet peeves. We find ourself hundreds of meters ahead of the group who are walking at African pace. It is going to take some time to adjust hah. Weather.The weather is quite random. One minute its super hot, the next it's thunder storming and then back to sunny. We like the weather because unlike other areas in Uganda ... read more

Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Fort Portal September 15th 2012

Hello everyone! I cannot believe it has already been two weeks since we started our adventure! I can defiently say that I was not prepared for all of the the things that Uganda has to offer! It is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever seen! We are living right by the Ruwenzori mountains amongst the hill side, banana trees, chimpanzee and lush green countryside. Inside of that Beauty lies the ugly truth of the current state of the country. The immense poverty that we see everyday is unbelievable I am currently studying how HIV/aids effects women in rural Uganda. The last two weeks I have been given an intensive orientation and begun doing community outreach. The first day of orientation really put things into a harsh reality for me. We went to visit ... read more

Africa » Uganda » Western Region » Fort Portal September 7th 2012

The beginning! We arrived in Kampala and begun with a whole new world. Broken down houses, small crowded homes and small very busy roads. The initial shock sunk in as to how different this world is. We stayed at a guesthouse which we thought wasn't the nicest place..little did we know what was to come. We packed into a matatu which is the local taxi. It fits in north America about 5-8 ppl and in Africa fills 15. They had our luggage tied to the top of the minivan and we begun our journey to fort portal. It is a 300km drive and took us about 5.5 hours to get there. Along the way we were periodically stopped by their roadside police who are fully stocked with ak-47's. I sat in the front and had to ... read more
Huge bird

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam August 30th 2012

We got to Amsterdam around 2 am our time which was 9AM in the Netherlands. We attempted sleep but had no luck. We took the subway from the airport to centraal station which is walking distance from downtown Amesterdam. Wwanted erred through the streets Avoiding birds, mopeheads and bikes. Sam learnt quickly to stay off the streets hah there was a few near misses.Full of energy we walked around, grabbed an espresso and got our berings after getting hosed on a 6 euro map. We walked the rEd light district, and I managed tosneak in with Sam and beat the huge line to see Anne frank's house. It was very hard to see how small of an area housed so many people. I was really happy I had got a chance to see it and Sam ... read more
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