At this time, two weeks from now, I will be back in Norway. The last six months have passed so fast – it´s almost unbelievable. Of course I have very mixed feelings about going home. There are a lot of things I´m looking forward to, like seeing my family and friends, but there are a lot of things I will miss in Uganda. Therefore, I have made a list of things I will miss, and things I will definetely not miss here in Uganda.
What I´ll miss:
– the children and teachers at school
– our lovely neighbours (and all other friends of course)
– our friends in CHRISC
– cheap fruit!
– being able to buy a meal for 3 NOK and actually feel full afterwards
– Boda Boda! It´s awesome that you can call a «taxi», and he´ll come to your door and drive you where ever for maximum 8NOK
– Talking to random people on the street
– That it´s impossible to be lonely, because you can just walk out the door, and meet a bunch of people who would love to hang out with you
– Ugandan «sharing» mentality
– Ugandan happiness! They really laugh of everything, and make everything funny
What I´ll not miss:
– Charging airtime
– Ugandan traffic germ
– People who just say what they think you want to hear
– being called «baby» by strangers, or being called on like a cat. «Pss, pss». Haha
– the phrase: «Mzungu, give me money!»
– getting «mzungu-price»
– African time (works well if I´m the one who is late, but not that well if I´m the one who has to wait for several hours. Like the time we used 17 hours on a tour that was going to take 5…)
– How most Ugandan men think about white girls (90% thinks that white girls are «easy» because that´s how they are in the Hollywood movies)
Well, most of the things on the «not miss»-list, is actually quite ridiculous and funny, so maybe I´ll actually miss it a little bit? The only thing I know, is that I´ll definitely going to miss Uganda, probably more than I understand right now. So for now, I´m just going to enjoy the last two weeks here in «The Pearl of Africa».
Here are some pictures of what I have been doing the past few weeks:
Visiting Ssese Islands, an island in Lake Victoria
Clean-up at the school. The kids did a great job cleaning up the slum areas!
Bungee jumping over the Nile
Have a nice day!