Monday, December 5, 2011

Alas, we are in the bush.

 Day 1 - December 3rd

After a night in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, and a 4-hour shoulder-to-shoulder bus ride across the country—which posed an invitation to the preference: diesel or B.O.?—we have arrived in the village of Kaihura. And so it begins.

Total travel time: 63 hours

Our team has set up camp at Faith Kunihira’s compound.  Upon arrival Saturday evening we took a tour of our new home: a remote village expanding through the green hills of the district of Kyenjojo.

The village: 10,000 people, a marketplace, church, medical clinic, orphanage and several schools.

The compound: 7 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room (garage), courtyard, side yard, chicken coop, 2 outdoor latrines, 2 outdoor showers, 2 indoor showers.

Photos from the first day touring the village: 


Tid bits:
  • Learning the hard way: Don’t drink water after 6 p.m.
  • Pinnacle of vulnerability: Mid-night African thunderstorms.
  • Bucket showers: Not so bad.

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