If you haven't read part 1 about my recent trip to Kigali, please read that first because it will give you some background on my overall experience in Rwanda. I spent approximately 2 nights and three days in the country as a whole, traveling between Kigali city in the central region and Lake Kivu which … Continue reading Why my son was denied entry into the genocide museum
I’m finally back in Kampala after a 2.5 week hiatus in the States. Homebound to Chicago was my destination. I really needed that trip, primarily to connect with home, regroup and most importantly, to see my son. It seems like such a long time since my last post. Between the goodbye cries with my son, 20 hour flight itineraries, … Continue reading Home is where the heart is…
I want to personally thank each and every reader of this blog. Because of your visits, likes, views and follows, I continuously stay encouraged and keep pushing along on this arduous yet totally rewarding writing journey. Honestly, 2015 has been quite a journey in my life, rife with challenges, triumphs and new beginnings. I, however, decided … Continue reading A special thank you message to all my followers!
In the process of getting home, be it on the flight, in the airport or ground transport, I always find some interesting similarities between all of my travel experiences. Although it’s only been 4 months since I’ve traveled from the States, how can I forget the humorous and reality stricken moments that always seem to … Continue reading My observations and frustrations…in transit
In his absence… I know, I know. You see all of my pictures with my smiling face…full of grace. You see the pictures of me having the time of my life. These pictures aren’t lying…at all. I just haven’t shared the other half of my story... Let me preface this post by saying I’m truly … Continue reading In his absence: My life in Uganda
The primary reason for my move to Uganda was not just to quench my wander lust but to continue to enhance my teaching career...from another international perspective. I won't go into the specific details on how I acquired this position or what led me to Uganda. However, if you just can't help yourself to know more about … Continue reading Oh dear class….Thank you!: My life in Uganda
Hey! Sorry for the delay, life. got. busy...and still is! Wow! Are you a hopeless romantic like me? Let me guess: You like those romantic fiction novels that keep you so engrossed that your love life unfolds vicariously through the author's manuscript? Well, let me tell you about my love story experience in New Dehli. … Continue reading Day 2: In New Dehli: What’s love got to do with it, cooking: 101, and a piece of humble pie!
I decided to spend my vacation in New Dehli, India! What a fascinating place filled with history, culture, hustle and millions of people. The landscape isn't visually appealing to most. For me, however, I thought it was absolutely amazing! I traveled with my son and a friend and her son. We arrived to the busy Indira Gandhi International airport, … Continue reading Day 1 in Dehli: Barking dogs, Spicy food and sign language!
Just a few weeks ago, I traveled to Hatta, Oman for a day trip. Wow! What a beautiful place. It's amazing how the landscape of a country is so fascinating. On the way there, we stopped in route to take in the beautiful canvas along the road between Al Ain and Hatta. What a sight! f Let … Continue reading My hat goes off to Hatta!
I have always had this overwhelming interest to work and live overseas. It may have developed from the time I visited Spain and Portugal for a few weeks when I was 15 or maybe it was from the potential opportunity I considered in Australia during my 8th grade year. Whatever it was, I knew that … Continue reading Why the UAE?