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Things I Miss About Africa, Pictorially

May 27, 2012

I go through periods where I think about Africa and Uganda more than others. This is one of the periods when I’ve been thinking about it a lot. Here are a few of the things I miss:

The people. The wide open, beautiful skies. The rolling hills of grass and forests everywhere.

The curiosity of the children. How they would grab my arms, pull on my hair and chase the van down the road yelling “mzungu!” at the top of their lungs.

I wouldn’t say I miss the roads, but I miss the experience and adventure that they bring.

The open friendliness of the people. How you can walk into a strangers home and be welcomed and seated. How you can (and should, in order not to be rude) have a conversation with any random person on the street, who has nothing they would rather be doing than spending time with other people. African accents.

Similar to the roads, I don’t miss the van all that much, but it was the catalyst for multiple adventures.

The beauty of the land.

The simple, often destitute, but profoundly thankful way of life.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. randy.chen permalink
    May 27, 2012 11:48 pm

    There’s something strangely peaceful about living in a poor place. Super weird and ironic.

  2. May 29, 2012 11:50 pm

    This made me cry…there are times I miss Uganda too… many times.

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