Thursday, April 16, 2009

Settled in Gulu

Finally all settled. Our apartment/compund is nice. Very basic, just a bare room with a bed. I am going to have to buy a desk or ask them to put in some nails to hang my clothes. The water hasn't been working so it's been bucket showers for the past few days. I've started my research, but am thinking that it will be a little stressful with only 3 weeks left. Hopefully it will all work out! I forgot how much I missed Gulu and how friendly everyone is here! I'm excited to be here for another 2 1/2 months.

The rainy season will be interesting...we got caught in a HUGE downpour yesterday and had to seek shelter with some security guards. Man, when it rains, it pours! And will probably be like this every day for the next month, but it has made Gulu nice and green. Instead of so dusty. But, sionce most of the streets are dirt roads, they flood and turn into pure mud!

Just time for a short update!

Peace and Love,


  1. I am so glad you are getting settled back in. Watched Andrew Zimmer on the Travel chanel he was eating all kinds of stuff and he was in Uganda. Was fun to get some idea of the area you are in. Your package is en-route Fed-Ex. Should be there the 27th. Sure love you talk to you Sunda!

  2. Hi Michelle,

    I could hear the relief in your voice just reading your update. I'm glad you are all settled in Gulu & happy to be back there. And that you are looking forward to getting that soccer team organized. Keep your spirits up, be safe & take care.
    Love you, love you, Grama

  3. Hi Michelle!
    Tim and I were over on Vashon this weekend and found a wonderful little shop called, Giraffe. We bought some coffee because of you, even though your parents have me in good supply of coffee right now. It is a free trade coffee from Uganda, it is called Ground for Change. When you get home you must take a day trip to check out this store, you are going to love it.
    You should feel right at home with the rain! What is going to be going on for you in the 2 1/2 months you are going to be in Gulu? I have been meaning to get out a map to figure out where exactly that is in the world. Take Care of Yourself and be safe.
    Much Love Deb