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Entries from May 2008

conversion rates

May 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Phil

all transactions here are in cash and it can get confusing when you have bills for 50,000, 20,000, and 10,000 shillings, among others. the dollar has dropped 13% since we got here, which is awesome, but the good thing is that the current conversion rate makes it easy to figure the amount in dollars. as [...]

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champions league chelsea vs manchester utd

May 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Phil

soccer is big in sub-saharan africa, which is like saying the gates foundation has a big endowment. the english premier league has an incredibly loyal following and tonight for the first time two england clubs are in the finals of the european champions league - chelsea and manchester united. i’m not sure who most of [...]

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christmas in may

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Phil

someone must have heard my recent mention of missing mexican food. today at the post office we got our christmas present from my mom. two bags of corn chips and seasoning packets for fajitas, tacos, and guacamole. thanks mom! postmarked december 7. the box looked like it had been traveling for 5 months. though there [...]

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again! murchison one week later

May 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Phil

another great trip up to murchison falls national park. plenty of photos and comments over at philsgood photo a day. highlights included lions, birds, breakdowns and a new place to stay.

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today i went to congo

May 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Paige

written on sunday, may 4
i’ve been in arua for 5 days and have another 6 days to go before i go home to kampala. most of my time has been work, work, work but i was feeling pretty jealous that phil was spending a weekend in murchison with friends - and seeing 9 lion [...]

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heading back north

May 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Phil

paige was jealous (and rightly so) that i got to see the lions, so i’m going to pick her up in pakwach and we’re going to spend a couple days in murchison. planning on camping out on the delta. i got a nifty little stove today at the gas station. it’s a four-liter propane tank [...]

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don’t forget about the pictures!

May 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Phil

so the andersonbowen.comBLOG has more visitors total and a higher percentage of visitors who stick around and look at the site than my photo blog, philsgood photo a day. not sure why. especially since i update the photo site (a lot) more often. and it’s owned by google. the only conclusion i can draw is [...]

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benefits

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Phil

as this weekend’s trip to murchison falls shows, there are definitely some benefits to living here in uganda. one afternoon i can be working in the garden, wondering if maybe i should go to a movie in the evening. 15 hours later i’m getting in a car for a spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway that for most [...]

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weekend in murchison

May 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Phil

paige is in arua for ten days heading a training session for her malaria project. i’m holding down the fort with the cats, and on thursday (international labour day, public holiday) tom came over to help me in the garden. he’s currently a deputy director for save the children africa but is also a big-time [...]

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