Firefighting…Hummingbird Style

Firefighting…Hummingbird Style

They fought the fire with everything they had. And I am fighting this fire with everything I got, even though you may think I am foolish for trying to carry droplets of water in my beak,‚ÄĚ concluded the hummingbird as she flew back once more to the river.

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The Night Drive, Northern Uganda

The Night Drive, Northern Uganda

Hello from extremely dry, sweltering, windy blowing dirt Northern Uganda. This place reminds me a lot of the Texas Panhandle, Palo Duro Area in the dead of summer. They even get torrential rains like we do, only we have shelters, our homes, to get inside, most here have little protection.

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Arrival to Jinja

Arrival to Jinja

Today I had the pleasure of driving through the lush and gorgeous Mabira Forest. It is one of the very few tropical rain forests in Uganda. Along the road there were workers on the Tea Plantation picking green succulent newly green tea leaves and sugar cane plantations everywhere. ¬†Unfortunately these plantation Barons have ravaged the […]

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Sleepless in Kampala

Sleepless in Kampala

Today is really my last day in Kampala for a few weeks I hope. I love Kampala but the quiet nature of the other smaller places is what truly brings Uganda to life for me.

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Saying Goodbye to Farouk

Saying Goodbye to Farouk

Tonight I will take Farouk, my driver, out to dinner for our last meal together. I can’t imagine another person I’d rather have on this journey with me. He’s an amazing guy with a heart as big as Africa. He took me to the Internal Displaced Persons Camps and Former War Zone, and gladly drove for 8 hours each way or more. He maneuvered at least 400,001 potholes. He safely and expertly talked and drove at the same time…

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