Sunday, June 16, 2013

Travels to the Gorgeous Ishaka

John and I reach our first international destination, Amsterdam! We had a four-hour layover in the beautiful city, which was plenty of time to travel. We landed at about 6:30 am and arrived in Amsterdam at about 8 am. Thus, the city was sleep except for the most interesting characters, which made the trip all the more exciting. Alas, we have to head to the beautiful country of Uganda, but will return to this city on our journey back to America.

After spending a night in Entebbe, we reach the capital city of Kampala. These four lost individuals are (from left to right) Jaja Susie, John (aka J-boy), Justin, and Amanda. We were searching for a coffee shop at the time and trying to avoid the sea of speeding and reckless driving simultaneously. We only stay for a few days in the city until Jaja, J-Boy, and I separate from Justin and Amanda to head to the gorgeous town of Ishaka.

This is our guest house. The living arrangements here are far better than our last two stops. It is located on the top of the hill at the Ishaka Adventist Hospital campus, which provides a gorgeous view that overlooks rolling green hills and a vibrant town. If you don't believe me, just take a look at the image below. I don't think I have ever seen a landscape more beautiful.

We are hard at work at the Ishaka Health Plan. There is a lot to do in less than two months. We are accompanied by our wonderful co-workers Susan and Isaac Newton. These two teach me something new everyday, ranging from cultural practices to words in the local language for insulting John and Susie. Our good friend Emmy was not here to join us. These will be months of a great amount of learning and experiences. 

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