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  • 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: ===Private cars=== 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
  • Rockin' Rwentutu and Krushin Kasese!!!This week has been amazing! It was the first week in our new home in Kasese, Uganda and the first week at our new school, Rwentutu Christian School. Now, let’s talk about Kasese first, then I will enlighten you all Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Feb 8, 2015
  • What I am actually doing here…I realized that quite some people have asked me what I am actually doing here. During the last years as a consultant for BCG, I was lucky to be able to work on several Global Health projects. Sitting in Geneva and Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Feb 4, 2015
  • Waves of the world's longest riverLast weekend we went to the Nile River Festival in Jinja, Uganda's second largest city, but mostly known for being the source of the Nile. Flowing out of Lake Victoria, the water that we watched flowing by during our visit Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Feb 2, 2015
  • Back to the old daysDer ursprüngliche Wochenendplan: Gemütlicher Samstag, Sport im Kabira Country Club, Sonntag Ausflug zum See und Besuch eines der lokalen Märkte. Doch dann kam alles anders. Einmal im Jahr setzen sich die Ärzte, Vertreter des Gesundheitsministeriums Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Jan 31, 2015
  • Day One in Uganda!!!Wow. I cannot believe I just spent one whole day in Kampala, Uganda. It was absolutely amazing! After a long trek across the pond to Amsterdam and another long flight further south, we finally made it to Uganda. We spent Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Jan 29, 2015
  • Elephants, monkeys, tarmac and dustThe nice side effect of crossing half the country to the sites of our field trip was, that we also passed through Murchison falls national park where the streets were flanked by wildlife. [img= Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Jan 28, 2015
  • Out in the field in NebbiLast week I went onto my first trip to rural Uganda, specifically to Nebbi province in the West Nile region close to the border with Congo (DRC). Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Jan 26, 2015
  • Uganda in Zahlen * >50% der Bevölkerung in Uganda ist 15 Jahre alt oder jünger. * 58% der Haushalte brauchen mehr als 30 Minuten, um Wasser zu holen. Einer in sieben Haushalten hat Elektrizität. * Weniger als 1% der Frauen und 2% der Männer besitzen Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Jan 26, 2015
  • Four religions and a lakeAm Sonntag vor zwei Wochen, hat uns unser Fahrer Paul für ein paar Stunden durch Kampala gefahren. Gegründet als Stadt etwa 1890 an der Stelle, wo auch die Buganda, das herrschende Königreich in diesem Teil des Landes, ihren Sitz hatten. Nachdem Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Jan 23, 2015
  • Fish Naked, It TicklesMy cheap-o walking shoes from Decathalon that I have been wearing almost everyday while in Arua, are coming to the end of their lifespan. (I’m sort of glad as I haven’t ever really liked them.) Clothes- shopping in town is Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Jan 23, 2015
  • Visitors welcome Falls Ihr Euch gefragt haben solltet, ob man mich hier auch besuchen kommen kann und ich Euch als Grund nicht reiche ;- Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Jan 19, 2015
  • CHAI UgandaThe Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and other diseas Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Jan 19, 2015
  • Zwischen Sonnenschein und StacheldrahtZwei Wochen in Kampala liegen jetzt hinter mir und mit dem Einstellen der ersten Routine, den ersten erfolgreichen eigenen Erkundungen in der neuen Stadt und einem sich mit ugandischen Nummern füllenden Telefonbuch, merke ich, dass ich angekommen bin. Da Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Jan 18, 2015
  • ''Christmas Time... Sugar, soap and a whine...''I’m ranting, I mean, writing this in a seeming lull of knocks at our gate… It’s Christmas Eve and our third Christmas time in Arua, and the differences between here and the UK still seem as stark as ever… 1. I’ll Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Dec 24, 2014
  • LAWell a long flight but we all got a decent amount of sleep. It was quite strange walking around Brisbane saying that as of 1 hour ago we will be in LA, all due to crossing the date line. Nice Posted by judges29 in USA & Canada | Dec 6, 2014
  • Cling To Life Hold on for dear life, it’s a term that can mean a great many things. Sometimes it means just keep trucking, things will get better. At other times, as you actually grasp the roof of a Posted by 19jenny79 in A Long Road | Nov 7, 2014
  • Cross the river in a crowd & the crocodile won't eat you...==‘It was the best of times and the worst of times...’== … okay, slight exaggeration, but to help distract from a recent bout of homesickness I had planned a little afternoon tea-party for my birthday. We’d been busy making our Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Oct 31, 2014
  • Bananas for GorillasSeeing the gorillas was AMAZING. Probably one of the highlights of my life. We headed out from camp at 5.30am, still dark and still half asleep we piled into two awaiting vans, little did we know these would be our Posted by kayles in The Orsum Adventures | Oct 26, 2014
  • Monkey businessThe new group is ace. I was concerned that after my last awesome group that my luck would be out. I was wrong, within 2 days we are all socialising together, we have in jokes, similar music tastes and there Posted by kayles in The Orsum Adventures | Oct 25, 2014
  • Uganda: 52 years free of colonial rule Awadifo Uhurusi! Uganda has just turned 52 years old which makes her 10 years younger than either of my par Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Oct 22, 2014
  • Forget the cupcakes...===Forget cupcakes, bunting and musical bumps===… replace with hired pews, speeches, and a mountain of thick brown millet, and you have a local 1st birthday bash. Lilian has helped us in various ways [i](from watching the kids, to having Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Sep 20, 2014
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