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October 25, 2006

Frontline preview

Don't forget to watch Frontline World on October 31sth, the title says Burma but we're in there somewhere, there's three short documentaries, one is about Kiva.


Let me know if you see me!

October 20, 2006

New House

I have yet another new house. We decided we wanted to be closer to the city so we moved to an area in Kampala called Ntinda. The house is an older house with three bedrooms and maid's quarters (which I'm not sure what I'll do with yet, maybe turn them into offices)

I'm within easy walking distance of a nice little market for buying fruits and veggies as well as several small supermarkets. It's also the crossroads for two different taxi routes so I can get to either side of the city in just a few minutes which is nice.

The other nice thing is that where we were living, the taxis stopped running about 8:00pm so it was impossible to eat out or see a late movie (at the one movie theatre in Uganda). The taxis run late to Ntinda so we can go out on the town and still make it home in one piece.

The front of the house.


and the back with the maid's quarters


October 2, 2006

Weekend on the Nile

This last week, Matt & Jessica, the guys who started Kiva visited so that they can be filmed here by Frontline. I got a fair amount of camera time as we tried to get blogging by cell phone working. I'm now hopeful that I may actually rate an appearance in the documentary.

We had a nice dinner where I was able to order Mac & cheese and it was taaasstttyyy!

It was Susan's birthday so we headed to Jinja for a relaxing weekend at one of the nicer resorts in Uganda, The Jinja Nile Resort. The resort is made up of a bunch of cottages right on the Nile. We were well protected as the heads of the armed forces for Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania were all in town for some military exercises. There were no shortage of soldiers around, though we had to make sure to hit the dinner buffet early because once the soldiers arrived...bye bye food!

Most of my days were laying by the pool drinking Stoneys (ginger soda):


and eating:


and drinking passion fruit juice:


and swimming:


and Susan went swimming for the first time in her life:


And after 6 months in Africa, I finally saw a monkey (actually a whole family of them)!