Culture Shock!

July 14, 2013  •  4 Comments

After a long over night flight we arrived in Entebbe, Uganda which is about an hour away from Kampala.  We were picked up from the airport and were blown away by the shacks on the sides of the road and masses of cars, vans and motorcycles (bodas) that packed the streets.  I didn't take any photos that gave the experience justice, I was just trying to take it all in and, I will admit, I was scared to take out my camera!  Experiences at home with desperate people has taught me to be wary; even though I saw many people who have so much less than I have ever seen they are not desperate, they are happy and kind!  I have met so many kids who have next to nothing yet they wear beautiful smiles!  Now that I'm getting more comfortable here, I will take more photos in the next few days to show you what it is like.  We arrived at my Aunt Cathy and Uncle Tim's beautiful compound where we settled in, unpacked, and...napped!

These photos are all right by the airport on the way to Kampala....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I said, these photos don't do the experience justice!  I will give you a real taste soon enough :)       xoxo, emily


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Liz(non-registered)
I'm really enjoying your adventure, I look forward to your
next post and the images.
Lenna(non-registered)
Good to hear you have landed on terra firma. Keep posting because this summer I am living vicariously through your adventures.
Tracy Cooke(non-registered)
PS Thanks for posting, and sharing your adventures!
Tracy Cooke(non-registered)
Emily--beautiful photos! I would be hard pressed to pick just one! Though the picture of the little girl in front of the art (one of the London posts) was pretty special! Enjoy, and keep up the good work!
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