I know everyone uses that phrase when they leave Uganda, but it’s because you have it shouted at you about 50 times a day, which is probably undershooting on some days. It always cracked me up that kids would see us coming and yell “Mzungu, bye!” Why not “hi”? Doesn’t it make more sense to yell a greeting instead?
Time keeps on slipping away from me! July is almost over and I find it slightly hilarious that it has been way hotter back home than it’s been on the equator. Seriously, what kind of crazy bad luck do you guys have? At this point, though, I am several weeks past the half-way point and will be home before you know it. Gird your loins.
Sorry I haven’t written in several weeks! I will try to do better, but everything has just been so busy here. Time is flying by and I can’t believe that I am already 9 weeks in! Our first round of interns are over half-way through their internships and will be leaving soon, and our last round of interns are arriving this week. By mid-August we will be empty-nesters once more and then I think time will slow down again.
I feel like Cady Heron in “Mean Girls” every time I say that! But if I’m Cady then why isn’t Rachel McAdams my best friend? Hm. One of life’s great mysteries.
Well, I’m in Uganda y’all! I’ve been here three weeks and I can say two things with certainty: one, I have never experienced a culture so different from my own; and two, I will absolutely be buying an air conditioner when I move to my own apartment. It’s the rainy season here (aka winter) and I already sweat buckets on sunny days. I don’t even bother trying to sleep with a covers. Or pants!