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Travel Blogs from Kampala
... they have had a very productive teaching day too and I am looking forward to hearing all their news. During the journey home I have heard how well the others have done with the workshop. Midwives had to be turned away due to space as so many were interested in the research workshop. That is very reassuring for Uganda that midwives are motivated and willing to learn. All the hard work and frustrations of last week seem to have been worth it, as a good workshop was ...
stopped off at a local street food place to grab some rolex and
grilled chicken! Yum. After lunch we visited the Kings palace,
Parliament and walked around some of the local markets. Basically all
the african clothes stalls are charity clothes which westerners have
sent over which they are then selling on! I guess this is good,
although I'm pretty sure the clothes should be given out for free?!
At least we are helping the locals make a living ...
... Marks beard....which is a first! She also sensed they both had a dodgy stomachs too, nice. She did feel the biggest and most positive energy she has ever felt from Liam...interesting! We were all looking forward to our journey to the orphanage which seems to get longer each day. We are greeted along the route by more and more children from the village as they hear us coming, we stop for each of them and it makes us all happy to see them smile as we hand out lots of biscuits ...
... a second time today, as it turns out one of the other groups that was working in the room was a startup that built an app around locating foreign currency exchange offices, and she was kind enough to come with me to make sure I got there and back without getting lost. I had a chance to ride a boda boda for the first time, which was slightly dangerous, but a fun new experience.
I brought some sets of LEGOs so the participants ...
... flounces and fairylights
and discoballs and tents and multiple dresses for the brides and bridesmaids,
and 10+ cakes, and several hundred of guests. Ugandans do not do parties by
halves, that's for sure! As for our own (4 year) wedding Anniversary, we had a quiet home dinner on the day itself, saving for our special treat a couple of days later... a boat ride in Jinja, at the 'Source of the Nile!' Very lovely.