Today we’re leaving Murchison Falls and travelling to Kampala for a debriefing. We’ll be leaving Uganda in two days and I’m starting to feel like there’s a vacuum in my chest. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life in Vancouver. But that life is waiting for me, whereas this experience isn’t likely to ever come again, and I’m fighting feeling pretty sad.
I’ll miss my new friends most of all. I’ll miss the scenery, the climate, and the sense of purpose this mission gave all of us. I’ll miss meeting Ugandans and hearing their stories, and the smiles of the children whose pictures we took. I’ll miss eating so little that I’m losing weight rapidly.
I won’t miss wearing this hot, sticky silk skirt. When I get to the Speke Hotel tonight I’m retrieving my western clothes from my other suitcase.
Anyway, that’s enough of my depressing feelings. How about I change the subject and show you some pictures of the awesome safari and Nile cruise we went on yesterday? I’ll start with a picture of a police officer I met in Democratic Republic of the Congo (an ebony-and-ivory shot for sure).