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Oct 4, 2011 - Little Angels - Absolutely!

Duncan met us after breakfast to lead us to his community and the school he has started for the children orphaned by AIDS.  He himself was lucky enough to have a sponsor as a child growing up in Uganda. He knows how much it has changed his life and is now paying it forward by running his own organization called Little Angels. He explains how his project began and his further plans.  We walk for about 45 minutes to the village to see how people love and to meet one particular 85 year old woman named Frieda. She is quite a character! Duncan...

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Oct 3, 2011 - Leisure Day at Lake Bunyonyi

Finally we were able to have a leisurely breakfast with just the 8 of us that went gorilla trekking yesterday. The rest of the group left in two separate vans today for their trekking adventure. It was quite a cool night. I needed a something on my head to stay warm so ended up sleeping with my head in my sleeping bag. Eddy, one of the workers here wants to make a few dollars by doing our laundry. Yesterday I told him he could do it after our gorilla trek as I knew our clothes could be very muddy. He washed everything by hand and I am...

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Jul 28, 2011 - Lake Bunyonyi (Boing Boing)

To get to Kabale, involved yet another bus ride and everything that encompasses (we think you get the idea by now) plus a drunk man who peed his pants while violating Anna's personal space. We arrived, lesser human beings and violently hungry. Only to find the power was out and a 3 hour food delay. While waiting a harmless trip to the ATM turned into Anna falling in a ditch and nearly being taken out by a Boda Boda. Once dinner arrived it was promptly followed by bed. The following day we set off with 9 English, 2 Dutch, 2 Canadians (ALL...

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Mar 5, 2011 - Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

Yesterday we had a massive day in the truck...9 hours!!! It was filled with plenty of Eucre and 500. Today, we visited a school for orphaned children. To think that we complain about class sizes, resources and noise is a joke. 40 students in a 4mx3m classroom built from roughly cut logs immediately joining the next room. A 1mx1m blackboard with limited chalk, and a stick to point with was all that the teacher needed. We helped teach these children about insects, flowers and numbers for about two hours. It is amazing to see what these...

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Tess and Jono 2011

Jan 13, 2009 - Lake Bunyoni

We started the 9 hour drive to Lake Bunyoni at 6:30am this morning. We traveled through Kabale. The road was horrible, but the hillsides where steep and beautiful with homes in the valleys and crops on the terraces. We saw greenhouses along the way, which surprised me with such favorable weather. The shops and homes are right along the roadside. I don't know how they stand the noise and the dirt. The trees are coated with the red dirt until the next rain I suppose. Back to the road -- it is a narrow stretch of pavement with millions of pot...

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Dec 8, 2008 - Boat Ride on Lake Bunyonyi & Drive to Kabale

As today is a Sunday, late this morning we went to the local weekend market in the village of Rutinda on Lake Bunyonyi down the road from the Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort. After walking around the market for a short while, Vikki and I chartered a boat to take us around Lake Bunyonyi for several hours. Steven, our guide whom we hired at the shore of Lake Bunyonyi, and Gideon, the driver of the small boat, showed us around the lake. At only around 10,000 years old, Lake Bunyonyi is, relatively speaking, a young lake. A volcanic eruption...

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Break From the Law

Dec 7, 2008 - Recharge Day at Lake Bunyonyi

Given the immediately preceding cold and damp days and nights at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, we spent the day recharging our batteries on Lake Bunyonyi and in the relative comfort of the Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort. After lounging around all morning at the resort, we decided in the early afternoon to try the locally made eucalyptus wood dugout canoes at the resort. I sat in the back of the dugout canoe, and Vikki manned the front. The canoe had a tilt to it, but we became very good at what the locals call the Mzungu corkscrew. In...

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Break From the Law

Mar 18, 2008 - Lake Bunyonyi

We debated off and on, kind of as the rain came and went. We had come to this area(Kabale) for the purpose to go to this lake, but rain was putting us off. In fact, even as we inquired as to bus transport to Rwanda/border we made up our minds in the next breath to go to the lake anyway. Very glad we did...crossing by boat from where the taxi from town dropped us off at the dock to Byoona Amagara Is. Retreat Visit Lake Bunyonyi we watched two lake otters feeding, their little paws holding up on their tummies something to eat, really cool....

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