Monthly Archives: February 2016

One month in!

30 days in..I think I am starting to get it..maybe. I have accomplished finding Spanish lessons, a place to run, taking public transit to work and creating a business plan for the new social enterprise project. Plus many other perks … Continue reading

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One month already!

I can’t believe that it has been a month since we landed in Uganda.  Can someone please stop time from flying by!!!  It is my third time coming to Uganda and every trip I fall more and more in love … Continue reading

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“Out of Many, One People”

Jamaica’s motto “Out of Many, One People”, which can be seen on its currency, billboards and signage around the airport and Kingston, referenced in its literature, talked about at Reggae Wednesday, etc., speaks to the multi-racial roots and diverse origins of the … Continue reading

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Uganda Decides 2016

Emma and I have headed up north to Gulu this week to get out of the city for the presidential elections currently taking place as many offices have shut down to accommodate workers heading home to their various towns and … Continue reading

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Dumela

It has been a bit over a week since my arrival in Botswana and it has been a roller-coaster of information and emotions. What I have learned so far are the basics but considering I had no idea what I … Continue reading

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Feeling hot hot hot

Before heading up north last week, we had the honour of attending Stephen’s wedding in Nakawa last Sunday. As Stephen is the director of the Needy Support center (one of CAP-AIDS Uganda’s Kampala partners), Emma, Tracy and I had a … Continue reading

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Wah Gwaan?

That means “What’s going on?” in Jamaican Patois. Over the course of my first few weeks living in Kingston, Jamaica, I’ve heard this friendly greeting countless times. My coworkers at the Jamaican Network of Seropositives (JN+) will frequently deviate from Standard English and … Continue reading

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How do I deal with these jerks catcalling me?

This week I’m hoping to address a difficult topic, but I hope to do so in an inquisitive manner that is open for discussion. I’m certainly not saying that it won’t be full of my opinion, but I’m also interested … Continue reading

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My very first blog on my first day

I have been in the dominican for one day shy of a week. In that time I have managed to find an apartment, a cell phone plan, internet and a grocery shop. I’m still pretty shy with my Spanish but … Continue reading

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