Once called the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda is a country of great contrast. Even though we only spent four days there, during our extremely quick visit we covered a lot of ground and got to see a number of different parts of the country due to the 12+ hour drives we had […]
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in deep south-western Uganda is home to about half the world’s current population of 700 critically endangered Mountain Gorillas (of Gorillas in the Mist fame). The national park is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda (not the most stable area in Africa), so it was with some […]
I’ve come to pass most of my mornings at the Kope Café, a Western-style coffee house run by the family of Jolly from HEALS. With the café’s proceeds going to help local kids through the organization, it’s become a favorite pit-stop for NGO workers looking to indulge their philanthropic impulses over coffees and curries. Partly […]
Clip cik knaw… sounds of someone bitting their nails. Lucky for me my nails are intact as I feel prepared with a MEC mosquito net, 7 bruises in my arms where my jabs were administered and a whisky flask.
It was a year ago that I left Morocco during the frantic build-up to the Eid – one of the most important celebrations on the Muslim calendar – and ferried my way back to Spain. In Malaga I wandered the Christmas markets and pounded the flagstones with restless feet, overcome by a sudden surge of […]
Having finally made it back to my feet, I’m on the first bus out of Kampala, desperate for a change of pace. Sitting at the “Source of the Nile,” Jinja is a quiet, leafy respite from the capital’s congested mayhem. The center of town is colorful and compact – brightly painted shops, flowery sidewalks, women […]
Okay, dramatic title, but I just mean to describe a day in my life in Mbale, Uganda… 5am – wake up because dogs are howling, realize it is only 5am, but stumble to the toilet. Open the door slowly and step in carefully, in case the huge cockroaches are out again (we’ve killed three). Remember […]
Just wanted to post you to show how I am keeping home in my heart while I am here!
Happy first of Feb! Last night, we finished rough drafts of our proposal to study food aid and its elimination in three districts of Eastern Uganda, our draft survey, and our draft interview protocol. Our general plan: survey 125 people at each of 3 districts, by going to each food distribution site and surveying 20 […]
Hey!Da ich ja jetzt mein eigenes Internet habe, hab ich mir ne eigene Seite aufgebaut und sie ist jetzt unter http://www.chrisandtheworld.de.tf/ zu erreichen. Ich hoffe ihr schaut ab jetzt dort nach neuen Berichten und Bilder, da das hier alles a bissl weniger gepflegt wird. Bis denn mal bald aus Afrika!