Someone wondered how long it would be until Uganda seemed like just a dream. It's already beginning to feel that way but we still feel very close to all the people we came to regard as dear friends. The house is filled with souvenirs I bought in Uganda and gifts that were given to us as we prepared to leave. When we are organized I'll pick out some photos to print and put up in our photo gallery in the hallway.
Our environment in Uganda and the one here in Scotland couldn't be more different. There's a million miles between these places.
Some of the most obvious differences.....
- the conveniences--the washer and dryer, the hot running water, the shops filled with so many choices-too many choices, drinking cool, clean water out of the tap
- fast internet!
- foods I missed
- good roads
- sleeping w/o a mosquito net, no mosquitoes!
- being able to take a bath or shower in the evening w/o worrying about getting attacked by mozzies
- the awesome scenery, the water everywhere
- not worrying about food poisoning
- a house that feels huge
- cool weather, completely different clothing, having the central heating on
- higher prices for everything
- autumn - leaves changing colour
- using a debit and credit card again
- 24 hour electricity
- completely different accents
- much less simple lifestyle
- realizing just how much 'stuff' we have....does anybody really need dozens of shirts, dozens of socks, and so many shoes??
- great bread
- waste and extravagance everywhere