Our first proper day May 6th 2006 I'll spare the details of flights and things, lets just say they all went swimmingly and we arrived just after 2pm on the 5th to be met by some of the staff of Rushere hospital, who took us to a rather nice bed and breakfast just outside the capital city of Kampala.
The plan for the saturday (6th) was to get up early, get some Ugandan money (shillings, 1 quid is about 3,300 so basically monopol ... read more
Africa » Uganda » Central Region » Kampala 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
Hello and welcome to the travel log of myself and my partner in crime, Dom, as we head to deepest darkest Africa in our quest to become doctors.
Over the next 11 weeks expect plenty of gore packed stories as we travel to the south of Uganda to the district community hospital of Rushere for 7 grueling weeks.
From Rushere we will be heading to Jinja and basically living it up for 4 weeks as we partake in the local pastimes and sports (although my mam made me promise that I wouldn't bungee jump).
So read on and enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment.... full info