Games, games, games

“Adam! Adam!” squeals Gadaffi. I turn around and the ball is rolling towards me. Fred is stood three yards away waving his arms asking for me to pass the ball to him. I do so. “Adam! Adam!” Calls Happy – yes that’s his name – from behind me. I turn around and the other, smaller, […]

Discussing politics in Fort Portal

We were in Fort Portal when we heard the news. Under a week until the elections were to take place and Besigye (check spelling) the main opponent to current president Museveni, had been arrested. Twice. Whilst trying to rally some support for his campaign in the capital, the police had arrested him, claiming he hadn’t […]

Life at Miryante

One evening, after spending the day in town shopping and charging our devices at a local store, Claire and I arrived back at Miryante Orphanage to the sound of drums and singing. It turns out the children had prepared a performance for the two of us. Billy,  the social worker at Miryante, told Clarie and […]

Abwali and Amooti

“There is a story in the Bible where men got together to build a tower so they could reach the heavens,” said Joseph. “They wanted to reach God and be with him. God saw this and needed to stop their efforts. Therefore he made all of the men speak different languages so they couldn’t communicate […]

Arriving at Miryante Orphanage

Miryante Orphans Home is situated about 80km from the tourist town of Fort Portal in Western Uganda. Claire and I arrived at the home on the 1st February and were greeted by a couple of the caretakers – the people employed to look after the children and cook the food – at the gate. After […]

Playing football with Everton Uganda

A few weeks ago I was browsing the internet in Jinja when I saw an interesting story saying that Everton FC, my team, had donated match worn shirts to a team of underprivileged children in Kampala. We had literally just been there. I had to find out more and was desperate to go along and […]

Murchison Falls National Park – Our first safari

After a night back at Red Chilli in Kampala, Claire and I awoke bright and early to jump on board our 7.30 mini bus to Murchison Falls for our first African safari experience. Our driver, Nor, was to take us to the falls where we would get a close up look at them in all […]

Sipi Falls – a break in the mountains

Komek is a local beer made up in the Sipi Falls region. Made from maize, the locals grind it down and mix it with water and yeast leaving it to ferment over periods of time. Once it’s ready it can be bought in bars. You purchase the mixture and add hot water yourself making the […]

25 people, a goat and a chicken

We awoke with the aim of heading to Sipi Falls to see the three waterfalls and hang out in the mountains for a bit. The night before we had spoken to the man at the Post Office about getting the ‘Post Bus’ to Mbale, about an hour from the falls, in the morning. He told […]

Jinja – the source of the Nile

Our time in Kampala had come to an end, for now. The hustling, bustling capital of Uganda is a great place to be, however, after a few days you do get a desire for somewhere more serene. Our destination of choice was the town of Jinja at the source of the River Nile. Kendra lives […]

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