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  • 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
  • Uganda[center]Turkish Airlines managed to seat us about 12 rows apart (Rose said it was her best flight to date) then it was off to Entebbe, Uganda via a brief stopover in Kigali, Rwanda. [img=http Posted by Peter and Rose in Peter and Rose's Travels | Sep 13, 2014
  • Shoulders hunched, head lolling, eyes averted...They say that our body language (facial expressions, gestures and postures) accounts for 55% of how we communicate our feelings to one another. It’s incredible that in this case, what we actually say accounts for only 7% of how we Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Sep 10, 2014
  • The Journey is the Destination Living in the now, it’s a cliché, hell it’s a cliché world we live in. It’s also a world where happiness is always an object over the horizon. It strikes me as slightly farcical that we Posted by 19jenny79 in A Long Road | Sep 4, 2014
  • Try the TransportAs a white person in East Africa, I have some remarks on the way public transport works here. Of course, back home buses go on schedule every ten minutes, we have no traffic jam and even if you don´t know Posted by Freedomlane in East Africa | Aug 21, 2014
  • Week 2: Work hard, play harder ==Saturday and Sunday== I went to Jinja to meet my friend Chris from NZ who I will be spending the rest of my time here with :-) VERY excited to see another muzungu and the source of the rive Posted by liz.parker2014 in Volunteering with AFFCAD Uganda | Aug 1, 2014
  • Week 1 Bwaise slumsMonday 14th July Entebbe Airport After walking right past the sign that said Liz Parker AFFCAD, having a 30 second panic, turning around and being totally relieved to see the sign, my adventure began... The AFFCAD boys picked me up from the Posted by liz.parker2014 in Volunteering with AFFCAD Uganda | Jul 18, 2014
  • The Spirit of DeathIt has been a strange time in Arua these past couple of weeks. In fact, so many people are dying here that the local Anglican Diocese have been praying against the “Spirit of Death”, whatever that might mean… It seems Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Jun 30, 2014
  • Week 1After 30hrs of travel including sleeping in a buffet, sleeping on the airport carpet, a delayed flight and a massive queue for the visa.. We made it to Uganda!! There was no rest in Entebbe though, after withdrawing some money Posted by krztraveller in Jenny's Uganda trip | Jun 15, 2014
  • Safari - day 8-10: Gorillas and back homeDay 8 This was probably the most exciting day of the whole safari and such an incredible experience. We left at 5:45 from the island and met Jasper on the mainland. He drove us and another couple to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Jun 11, 2014
  • Safari day 5-7: leopards and elephantsDay 5 In the morning we had the transfer to Queen Elisabeth National Park, which meant a few hours in the car. I was wearing my shorts since we were not planning on doing any walks that day and it becomes Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Jun 8, 2014
  • Wildlife adventures - safari day 1-4Day 1 On the morning of 17 May, after 3 hours of sleep and quite hungover we packed our bags and took a boda to the main road where our driver/guide would pick us up. Perfectly on time he showed up Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | May 24, 2014
  • Last week in Mukono and first week of travellingSunday morning very early (or Saturday middle of the night) I got up to go pick up Mattijs. But his flight had been delayed, so back to bed for another hour before going. He arrived in one piece and it Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | May 21, 2014
  • My last week at the hospitalThe hospital officially opens at 8 am, I think... This is when patients start arriving and queuing at the different departments. But the staff usually arrive somewhere between 9 and 10 and start working within an hour of their arrival. Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | May 13, 2014
  • Boundaries in LugbaralandCultures are fascinating, but it is only when you come against a different outlook and way of seeing things that you realise how differently you think. I realised this even more after doing a ‘culturally inappropriate’ devotions for staff at Posted by africraigs in africraigs | May 11, 2014
  • A quiet week and the hospital pharmacyMonday and Tuesday I was sick and stayed at home. I was coughing badly, I had a runny nose (Do your feet smell? Does your nose run? Then you're built upside down!) and a bad headache. Though I could have Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | May 5, 2014
  • Koningsnacht, salsa and Ssezibwa falls.Thursday night, Ron and Murray (friends we met at the bar some time earlier) joined Melanie and me for some games and some drinks at our house. We played some music, another friend came over, we played some more games Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | May 2, 2014
  • The maternity wardLast week I worked in the maternity ward. It is crazy in there. In this clinic they deliver about 6-7000 babies in a year. Mothers come to the clinic for their checkups and to give birth. The waiting room is Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Apr 30, 2014
  • Easter weekendAfter my exciting week at the surgery we had a long weekend for Easter. During Easter the schools close here and most are also closed for the week(s) after. So most people take the opportunity to meet with family and Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Apr 23, 2014
  • A week in the ORWhen I arrived at the surgery on Monday morning, I had already missed the first surgery. I saw two C-sections, a healthy boy and a healthy girl. One of these mothers was very talkative before they gave her some extra Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Apr 19, 2014
  • Touristic weekend around KampalaFriday I was back in the lab. I worked with a medicine student that day, Joseph. He was a smart guy who was accepted in a university in England and was waiting for an answer on his scholarship application. By Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Apr 16, 2014
  • First workweek in MukonoMonday morning (April 7) Praise took me to the doctor who is the contact for this project. He told me a bit about the hospital here, the Mukono hill clinic. This hospital was a clinic until 10 years ago. As Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Apr 13, 2014
  • Arrival in Uganda: OMG culture shock!I finally arrived in Uganda at 7 pm on the third of April. Except that I forgot my $50 for my visa (but an ATM at the airport sorted that out) I was out very quickly. I was picked up Posted by Elisebuiter in Africa | Apr 7, 2014
  • Meet Morris Meet Morris. Morris is a 16 year-old guy from a small town called Bondo on the main road from Arua to Kampala. He traveled the 22 kilometres by bike to drop Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Mar 27, 2014
  • Tracking Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, UgandaChimpanzees, our nearest primate relatives have been a fascination for most of us. These amazing creatures were studied by Jane Goodall in the 60's at the insistence of Louis Leakey, who had unearthed the first hominid fossils, Posted by Ramdas Iyer in Ramdas Iyer's- World Traveller Blogs | Mar 5, 2014
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