Uganda is banned from using Weebly, but my iPad app still works. I'll be posting mini-updates here and then writing more about my experiences once I am able. Because the blog function doesn't work in the app, I have created this page entitled 'Blog' and will be updating it manually, no posts.
I made it to Kampala with no problems and I've already met and talked with some amazing people as we wait for the rest of our crew to assemble. The hotel is a nice budget option, although the Internet is beyond flaky, meaning I'm not even sure how often I can update, but I have planned to do so a few times. Everyone has been friendly, and I'm feeling well-rested and ready for anything.
I'll be leaving for Uganda in two days. I've set up this website to function as a mini-blog. We won't have internet for some of the trip, but, when we do, I'll be trying to post on social media and/or here with my thoughts.
We've received a tentative schedule filled with long bus rides, exciting observations and meetings with the program, its administrators, and its participants, and many of the beautiful sights of natural Uganda. I have some last-minute minor acquisitions to make such as trying to find a pair of binoculars, buying a durable sun hat since mine is a cheapo that flies off my head if someone breathes on me, and getting some emergency protein bars in case there's a meal I can't really eat (because that never happens or anything).
In the meantime, feel free to buy some art, prints, or merchandise if you want to help with my personal expenses, or check out BeadforLife's site for some fantastic jewelry and shea products. The fall collection just came out and it's to die for, so consider treating yourself or getting an early Christmas gift!