Well, we have safely arrived in Uganda and been given a very quick introduction to how things work here. As the saying goes, "Mzungus (white people) have the watches, Africa has the time."
After a short stopover in Doha, we began our last flight, a seemingly reasonable 5 hours after the initial 14 hour trek from Melbourne. Upon arrival in Uganda, we were greeted by beautiful blue skies with a lovely breeze off the lake!
The pleasantries stopped a bit there, as we began the slow wait for acquiring our visas, which were pre-approved online yet no quicker than previous years! We met the Uganda HopeBuilders staff, piled into the bus and met our new nemesis...
Traffic!!! On the bright side, we got to really take in the countryside, be tempted by on-road merchants selling grasshoppers and even begin practicing our Luganda greetings! But as the originally estimated 3 hour trip turned to 5 (a new Schoolies Rev record!!!), it became a hard slog!
Nevertheless, we arrived at Suubi House at 8:30pm (4:30am AEDT). Considering we left Croydon at 7pm Sunday night, it was a pretty long journey. Roughly 33.5 hours for those counting at home!
After a lovely home-cooked meal from Juliet and a nice cold shower, everyone was pretty ready for bed, but also in much better spirits! Everyone is keen to visit the Village of Hope tomorrow, meet the children there and head into town as well! Armed with newfound patience, we are ready to learn from and invest into this great country!
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