Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday, May 30th

I survived the 15hr flight from LAX to Dubai and now I’m sitting in a very quiet hotel room thinking about how I need to sleep so I can get over my jet lag and onto the right schedule.
The time building up to this moment has been a whirlwind. I haven’t had much time to stop, think and anticipate my time in Uganda. I keep thinking…is this real? Am I really going to be walking around in Africa in less than a day? Already, Dubai is a bit of a culture shock. The city itself reminds me of Las Vegas in all it showy, materialistic glory. All of my previous travel has been in Hispanic and European culture, not Middle Eastern/Asian. I can only imagine what it will be like walking off the plane tomorrow and then into the village where I will be staying for two months. I checked it out on google earth yesterday and saw Namungalwe, which is about 20 minutes NE of Iganga. I’m excited to get there and unpack, settle in, walk around, and visit the health center.

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