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Middle of Nowhere – Heart of Somewhere

Ssese Islands, Uganda “The middle of nowhere to us is the heart of somewhere to someone else.” Nowhere was that more true than during my travels in the Ssese islands.  Trudging with fellow travellers through a primitive village in the dark of night to catch a tramp steamer to take us to Entebbe, those words […]

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Women in Africa

Women in Africa

By Train to Uganda. Out the window, women and girls weeded and tilled fields of maize. Mothers bent over at the hips with babies strapped to their backs. Their stomachs and faces parallel to the earth. Their hands in it. The apparent idleness of the men and boys made me wonder what my recently deceased […]

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Montaigne said about traveling…

“…the mind is constantly stimulated by observing new and unknown things. No propositions astonish me; no belief offends me, however much opposed to my own.” Frank Zolfo said, “it’s about living in a bigger box.” Traveling! How many of my initial judgments and biases about issues or other travelers were revealed to be wrong, or […]

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