3 Ugandan Orphans that Changed My Life

It was December in Uganda and the kids at boarding school came home for winter break. The couple running the NGO ­St. Nicholas Uganda Children’s Fund thought it’d be a great idea for me to meet a few of the Ugandan orphans they help put in school. The organization is incredible and they get these kids

My Daily Life in Uganda: Terrorism, Corruption, and lots of LOVE.

This post is a little long-winded and touches on probably too many topics to put in one post, but it has been sitting in my draft folder for too long and I know that I'll never get it just right. I've decided to share it with all it's faults- it's a little about the variety

Cooking Ugandan Dishes

I spent five awe-inspiring weeks in Lugala, a village near the Capital (Kampala) of Uganda. Other than volunteering at the local hospital and finding adventure rafting the Nile River and bungee jumping, I met three girls who changed my life: Becky, Hilda, and Gladys, and they taught me the skill of cooking Ugandan dishes. Thanks

An American Nurse in a Ugandan Hospital

Although I didn't go to Uganda for the purpose of hospital volunteering, while I was there, I spent a few days a week volunteering at the local hospital Holy Cross Orthodox, in a nearby village, Namugoona. Early in the morning, I’d ride a bota bota there, sidesaddle, for about a dollar. It was a unique

Bungee Jump over the Nile in Uganda

To continue my post about whitewater rafting grade 5 rapids in the Nile River, the next day, we woke up hungover and tired. Krista and Matt were staying, and Tom and I had to catch the 'adventure bus' back to Kamapala about 2 hours. I was so happy to meet them, as I'd come from

Grade 5 Whitewater Rafting the Nile River in Uganda

When I am on a backpacking trip, there is one expensive thing I don't even question spending money on: ADVENTURE. It's always a little costly, it's always worth it. I budget an extra 400 bucks/ month so that I can bungee, whitewater raft, or canyon. It seems like each area has their "adventure niche" and

Children of Uganda – Photo Gallery

I spent a little over a month living in a village about an hour outside Kampala, the capital of Uganda. I spent most of my time volunteering at the local hospital, but my favorite thing to do was play with the children. There is this stereotype of children in Africa that leaves people picturing them