In an effort to soak up every last bit of my last five weeks (gulp!) in Uganda, I’ve decided to do a (not so original) picture-a-day series for the month of July. I’m hoping this will incentivize me to look for the special moments in each and every day as I wrap up my time in Uganda, and give my readers a solid grasp of my day-to-day life here, before I come back home and this time is lost. So let me know if there are certain parts of my life that you want to get a glimpse of, and I’d be delighted to share. 🙂
First up: A night at Zanzi’s
We took this picture last night to commemorate Ray’s last night with the gang. Ray (far right), has been the faithful Church & Community Relations Fellow at IJM Uganda for the last 1 1/2 years, and is leaving tomorrow morning to return to his home state of California. Ray’s been a constant friend and encouragement to the IJM Uganda staff and we are all sad to see him go. He has long had a love affair with a Ugandan street food delicacy, muchomo, also known as pieces of pork roasted on a stick. So the young(ish), single(ish) group of IJMers took him out to Zanzi’s, a local restaurant that specializes in grilled pork.
A 4-km mini-bus ride to the restaurant that took 45 minutes (it was rush hour): 50 cents
One kebab of grilled pork: $1.50
Chance to eat with your hands and not get in trouble: $0
Hours of laughing and reminiscing with Ray and his time in Uganda over a communal plate of pork with sticky fingers: priceless.
That’s all for now. Check back tomorrow for another snapshot – and let me know if there’s a particular glimpse of Uganda life you’d like to see make its way onto my blog.