- The Devil's in the DetailsI have spent a lot of my past eight months figuring out how to improve the treatment of children with severe pneumonia in Uganda. One of the biggest gaps we identified relatively early on was the lack of or insufficient Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Aug 31, 2015
- Quiz ShowAfter we had hosted the last time in May, a lot of us were actually not too sad, when we managed to win the pub quiz on Jul 16 and had to host again.
In a very collaborative effort, where nobody Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Aug 2, 2015
- Bound for Manila aboard the USS President ClevelandThe month of June, 1970 really started for me on a runway at Logan International when our plane blew out two tires during takeoff. It ended in a hot, airless Customs building on a dock in Manila, where an Posted by Allerton in Carpe Viewem | Jul 27, 2015
- 'Meat' the wifeIt’s a Saturday and it is a momentous day for Richard. In his words, he is going to buy a wife…!
I have turned up in the car at Richard’s village home to pick up a group of men who Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Jun 29, 2015
- Dirty DancingOne of perks of working for CHAI, is that we get two vouchers per week for Kabira Country Club, definitely the best sports facility in Kampala with courses, the on own accords biggest and best equipped gym in East Africa, Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Jun 20, 2015
- Gorillas in the Mist
Leveraging the long May 1st weekend, Michelle, Jen, Ashley, Chelsea, Valerie and I set out on one of the most exciting adventures, Uganda has to Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | May 24, 2015
- Who wants to be a ...
Every town needs an Irish pub and Kampala Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | May 14, 2015
- Let’s focus on retaining healthcare professionalsOne of the leading Ugandan newspapers posted a really interesting commentary about the brain drain of healthcare professionals. I found it especially interesting taking into consideration all the articles and discussions about "Ärztemangel" in Germany, as Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Apr 15, 2015
- The Power of Water
Thanks to Margaret’s dad visiting for a few days from the US, we went for a short trip to Uganda’s largest National Park, Murchison Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Apr 12, 2015
- Goodbye Rwentutu, Goodbye UgandaToday is the final day that we are in this beautiful country called Uganda. We leave for home tonight. It is hard to believe that this day has actually arrived. These two months went by so fast and it makes Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Apr 3, 2015
- Crowded boats, empty beaches, hippos and spidersAlmost a fifth of Uganda is covered by water in its various forms, from muddy trickles through swamps to glistening equatorial glaciers. However, 75% of this is represented by the Ugandan part of Africa's largest lake: Lake Victoria. I always Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Mar 30, 2015
- Starch, starch, starch…. and street food
A Rolex joint
In addition to all the international restaurants, there is of course local food.
Despite the fact that Uganda is extremely gree Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Mar 29, 2015
- Diarrhea, Malaria, Rafting and Time’s Up
Our ECM team: Sam (US), guide, Simon (Uganda), Pasquale (Uganda), Andrew (deputy country director, Uganda), Irene (Uganda), I, Lorraine (Uganda), g Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Mar 29, 2015
- Two Weeks Left...Wow. I cannot believe there are only two weeks left that we are here in Uganda. The time has gone by so fast. At the beginning and before we left we were told about how fast it goes by but Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Mar 22, 2015
- Kanfirst Drive, NtindaAnfang Februar sind Michelle und ich in das Haus gezogen, das für die nächsten Monate mein Zuhause sein wird: Vier Schlafzimmer, drei Badezimmer und ein riesiges Wohnzimmer in Ntinda.
[img=https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QyLV_zXyhEs/VNvCFcB5HqI/AAAAAA Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Mar 20, 2015
- Water and ForestAfter I used my first weekends to get to know Kampala, recently I started to venture out of the city and there is not end in sight, so you can expect quite a few travel reports in the coming weeks.
In Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Mar 20, 2015
- I Conquered My Fear!This week was another incredible week of teaching and adventures! We went hiking, we went to a music concert, and at school a man from ACT 4 Africa came in to talk to the students. Sunday was also our friend Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Mar 16, 2015
- A Wedding and some ChimpsThis week was packed with some great adventures! We went to a wedding, we went to the Congo, we went chimp tracking, and we relaxed at an awesome garden with Enoch and his friend Lois. But first, I will talk Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Mar 10, 2015
- 700 Metres Beneath Mt KilimanjaroMost tourists coming to Arusha in Tanzania are getting prepared to climb to the roof of Africa, but here I was 700 metres below the ground, at the roots of Mt Kilimanjaro. I was visiting a Tanzanite mine, a gemstone Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Mar 8, 2015
- Fort Portal and Chicken MurderThis was a very fun week full of teaching, sports playing, exploring, and even the death of a chicken by my hand that we then ate a few minutes later!! So for this week at school I played a game Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Mar 2, 2015
- Medical travel alert... It's not even Uganda.
It's rather ironic that after constantly being asked about the threat of Ebola by well-meaning, but ill-informed friends and relatives (the Ebola epidemic is on the other side of this continent), the first medical travel alert Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Mar 1, 2015
- Around the world in 206 restaurantsProbably one of the most surprising discoveries when I got here, was the abundance of international restaurants. So far, I have eaten at Italian, Greek, Indian, Persian, Eritrean, French and American restaurants and at a lot of places that haven't Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Feb 26, 2015
- It’s all about the peopleAs I am only on a sabbatical with BCG, I still receive frequent emails, especially the ones from people that are leaving the company. A common theme with these emails is "BCG is all about the people" and while I Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Feb 22, 2015
- Church and a Cocktail Party!We have just finished our second full week of student teaching at Rwentutu! It has been a pretty awesome and very, very different experience for us so far. The kids have been awesome and really great to teach and all Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Feb 22, 2015
- On the roadIn Kampala, there are three main means of transportation:
It's probably fair to say that everybody in Kampala who can afford it, has a car – well, everybody except for the transitional expats who know that they are only going Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Feb 15, 2015