Uganda - The Pearl of Africa - Christmas & New Year January 5th 2010 Here we had planned to start living at a foster home and volunteering for a local NGO in Jinja run by Uncle Stephen. After a couple of days and to cut a long story short it quickly became apparent that this was not going to be a long term stay for us, the reason being that the foster home was depleted of kids, the remaining 15 were all teenagers approaching and about to head to University! The ... read more
Africa » Uganda » Eastern Region » Bujagali Falls 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 lived and worked in London's rat race throughout our twenties and now headlong in to our thirties it would be easy to exist in our comfortable lives with our material luxuries. But there was an itch that could not be reached and kept persisting. So with the slowdown in the economy one would think we should be holding on to our relatively safe jobs and careers. But that was becoming less and less enticing and was not satisfying the itch.
So after months, perhaps years of procrastination, we made the decision to quit the 9 to 5 - as dolly Parton sang, "Aint no way to make a livin". Wel... full info