On our first day of touring Kampala (exhausted and jet-lagged but excited to be in Uganda) we headed off to see the sites. My grandfather helped build the temple in the 50's I believe and there once stood a plaque commemorating his donation but unfortunately it was destroyed long ago.Read More
This sounds horrible as it implies the first group of girls were not as good or not stellar – nothing is further from the truth.
One of the most enjoyable things for me in Uganda is watching people dance, sing and beat the drum. It is fascinating to watch as their hips gyrate to the music and their hands beat the various drums.
Drums are used for dance but they are also used for ceremonies, rituals, healing and of course worship.Read More
Growing up in Canada I would dream of the stories my parents would tell me about the fruits they had in Uganda; mangoes that were double the size we get here and tastier as they come straight from the tree, passion fruit, dragon fruit, oranges that look like limes but are super sweet and more.Read More
The one thing I found in Uganda that no matter where I went or who I met, they were always smiling. From people who sold you fruit to the guides that took you on excursions to people you met on the streets – their wide and open smiles were infectious and you could not help but be happy.Read More
What's a Boda Boda? It's a motorcycle built for one, however in Uganda it can carry everything you can imagine; equipment, groceries, bananas and people and sometimes all at the same time. It's the craziest thing I ever saw and with the traffic I was so afraid the motorcycles would topple in front of our car.Read More
My students continue to shine. Sharon Kyatusiimire wrote a series of stories about coffee and the issues around export.Read More
No matter where we went on my tour of Uganda, we were greeted by beautiful smiling children. They were always smiling, laughing and in some cases mischievous, which made the encounter that much more fun.Read More
On our way from stopping to take the obligatory photo at the Equator sign to Lake Mburo, we came upon two Masai brothers walking towards Kenya- some 400 miles away.Read More
Many times you will see amazing and beautiful photos of wild animals and landscapes on social media that your friends or family might have taken on their trips to Africa, however how many times do you see photos of them engaging with the local communities?Read More
My friend Maylynn Quan started this initiative a few years ago. The local kids and her had collected 8000 plastic bottles and built this amazing brick bottle hut, so that Yusuf (otherwise known as Byks) and Josephine, who live and work the land along with their children can teach music and dance to the local kids.Read More
A big part of my tours is to give back by training local girls in the art of photography and having the travelers/photographers who are coming on the trip, lend a hand in the training - thereby changing their lives and the lives of the girls.Read More
A few weeks ago, I invited to my home some friends (new and old) that all have the same goals to improve the lives of Ugandan's and are doing amazing things in their own right.Read More