We arrived at Uganda Christian University approximately 45 hours after leaving our house in West Lafayette. It was around 2:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning. Four days later, we are still working on regularizing our sleep schedules, although it’s getting better. We flew from Indianapolis to Chicago, on to Brussels, Belgium, then to Kigali, Rwanda; and finally Entebbe, Uganda. The flights were not remarkable except for the transatlantic leg. The passengers in front of David talked the whole time – eight hours. I would have thought this was impossible, especially for people with such loud voices.
|Flat T8 in Tech Park|
We have been here less than a week, but are learning quickly. We have a small but tidy flat near the science buildings that we are stocking bit by bit with amenities. Our fellow ex-pats have been tremendously helpful, especially the Fountain family, Americans who have been here for six years, and John Smith, a British former headmaster and chaplain, who fed us our first Ugandan meal.
|Main Gate to Uganda Christian University|
David is still waiting to get specifics about his exact duties. We are busy enough in the meantime and reeling with the differences between our Peace Corps days 30 years ago in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo, and modern Uganda. More on that later. We miss everyone but can’t resist mentioning that the sun is shining every day here!
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