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Entries from December 2006

happy hanaqwanimas!

December 23rd, 2006 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

we will make up for a lack of posts and pictures soon; we’re off to rwanda for a few days. the presumptive highlight of the trip will be tracking mountain gorillas in the parc national des volcans. we’ll have photos and posts before the new year. so until then, merry christmas and many happy [...]

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tourney in february

December 17th, 2006 · No Comments · Paige

the group i coach on sundays forms the kampala ultimate frisbee club (KUFC). last wednesday a small organizing committee met to begin planning a tournament in kampala. goal is to have 5-6 teams from uganda plus the nairobi team. any others willing to make the trip?
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an american christmas in kampala

December 17th, 2006 · No Comments · Paige

the u.s. ambassador - steven a browning - hosted his annual christmas open house for american citizens on friday night (dec 15th). we went with no expectations except to not know anyone. i should’ve known better. not more than 10 yeards into the gate and i’d already seen a large handful of [...]

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two albums for your approval

December 12th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Phil

we have edited & compiled all our wedding photos from seven+ photographers into one comprehensive chronological album. hard to do when everyone’s camera is set to a different time! here are two links for it, one lightbox style album and one grey-background photoshop album. do you like one style better than the other? let us [...]

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an apple a day

December 11th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Paige

phil and i have been sick for the better part of the last month - phlegmy coughs, sinus congestion, fevers. major respiratory breakdown, really. phil was feverish when he first came home from the states, then my hacking, choking coughs took center stage for a while, then phil regained the sicky limelight with [...]

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lunch for two = 85 cents

December 8th, 2006 · No Comments · Paige

there’s two levels for cost of living in uganda, the expat cost and the ugandan cost. if you’re an expat living the expat lifestyle, it ain’t cheap. kampala has it all - movie theater, haute cuisine ethnic-specialty restaurants, clubs, pubs, shops, technology - and it can all be yours if you’re willing to [...]

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fun with the blog

December 5th, 2006 · No Comments · Phil

i just switched the blog over the the new blogger beta platform to take advantage of a few cool new features, most notably labels and the drop-down archives. as it turns out, since i publish to an ftp (so the blog appears at andersonbowen.com and not blogspot.com and so i can add some features like [...]

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the pantomime

December 2nd, 2006 · No Comments · Paige

an annual christmas tradition in kampala is the pantomime (the “panto”). it’s a play, musical, theatrical experience staged 6 times over 5 days in early december. as the stagebill for this year’s pantomime says: “for those of you new to panto, it represents an integral part of british culture, requiring certain very specific [...]

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murchison day 3

December 1st, 2006 · No Comments · Phil

since we couldn’t bring our car across the river and hiring a ride on the other side was cost prohibitive, we decided to do the next best thing and take a walking safari instead of driving. a little boat brought us the couple hundred yards across the river where we met up with dennis and [...]

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