Today started off with coffee and tea at Suubi, before jumping in a van for white water rafting - on the Nile River! We travelled for 25 minutes before reaching the rafting base where we had an amazing view of the Nile and saw monkeys running through the nearby trees (while drinking some more much-needed coffee). After we drove to the start point of the rapids, we enjoyed a breakfast of half cakes, more Rolexes and yoghurt.
After having a bit of a sleep in today we all woke up with mixed emotion mixed of excitement and a bit of the fear of the unknown but all that a side from we woke up the same as everyday. We were invited to go to the YSU (youth support Uganda) while being there we were able to witnesses some traditional dance that the youth held for us. Firstly it was the females that are part of the tailoring class do a welcoming dance where we had a chance to get involved. After that a dance crew showed us up with there intense and crazy dance moves so good it would put Michal Jackson to shame.
After last nights debrief running a little late, we were running on about 6 hours of sleep due to the anticipated 4 am wake up. We aimed to leave Suubi House by 4:30 for Monkey Mountain. I was sweating up a storm from the night before as it was scorching, but we got on the gear and started our walk. Many dropped off our clothes at the village of hope so later we could give it to our mothers to wash and then we started our 45 minute walk up the pitch black mountain. Once reaching the top, we sat peacefully up watching the city lights and waited for the sun to rise. Although it was cloudy, eventually we were able to look at the red African sun for a brief moment before it disappeared again.
Hey Schoolies Rev Families,
(sorry if this sucks but I tried lol)
Day 10 started off with Ingrid waking up an hour earlier that everyone else in the room and dragging out her damn suitcase and flashing for stupid light in our eyes just to make sure we were awake. After that horrible experience my day turned around with Juliet treating us with pancakes!
Yo whats good lads, waking up today was a mystery because of the extreme fatigue that I and the other boisa experienced despite the lack of hard labour the previous day. After the night of me screaming in my dream and instilling absolute fear into the other lads, they have become paranoid. Breakfast was the standard rolex with hot sauce, no ketchup.
Hey fam bam, bet your missing me ;) please don’t send Emma over here you can keep her!!
Today I get the privilege of writing Shane’s Birthday blog, so shout out to Shane, happy birthday mate the big 21! Our day started like most others, warm, stuffy, needing another shower after only having one less than 9 hours ago!! However, with a mini sleep in. 8:00am was breaky a get your own kind of meal where I had lovely cornflakes with some rather warm milk, yum (not). After we had all finished with our breakfast we headed to church for a 9:00am start which “Africa time” it started eventually…
I want to begin with a special shoutout to my mum and dad because I mean you guys are pretty amazing (and yes mum I did take my malaria tablet today). It has been yet another day in the Ugandan house hold and fair to say, one that has challenged us all.
To all the parents who are still worried about their kids, you can relax knowing that the worst part of our days is the few minutes of silence when Kaitlyn asks who will be writing todays blog.
Unlucky for you readers, today I am the chosen one, the well-written blog entry’s are no longer.
So concluding the disclosure, what a cow crap of a day we have had… literally.
We woke too early, to the annoying alarms I feel we are beginning to know too well. Juliet, Peace and Elizabeth spoiled us, creating an African special of half-cakes for breakfast (aka donuts), after enjoying our special breakfast we began to get ready for our days work.
Dear avid followers (aka Mum,)
This morning the house was full of moans and complaints as we woke up feeling like “crispy fried chicken” (in Chloe’s words), burnt, blistered, tight, ‘crispy’, and ridiculously sore from yesterdays work.
Red is the colour of the day – red in my hair, red on my clothes, red on my feet, red in the water going down the shower drain… and if that wasn’t enough to satisfy the red theme Uganda currently has going on, there’s some of the team sporting bright red skin.
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