This month we have the pleasure of welcoming Micheal Kirkpatrick who is currently travelling through Uganda. He will send us his daily updates about his experiences there, the people he meets etc
Over to you Michael
I’m now in Uganda. This is my seventh time to visit here since 1998. I traveled with Maurice Kirya. I got to meet his family last night and eat some of his mother’s home cooking. Rice and beans. Matooke. Chipati. Good stuff. I got a good night’s sleep. We are already running around the city today. I will follow Maurice around for the day to get a feel for his crazy life. He has band rehearsal soon. I’m looking forward to the creative experience. Maurice and his band leave for Chad on Wednesday to accept his Radio France International Discovery Prize award for Best New African Artist. He will also be the headliner for a huge celebration concert.
I feel like at home here. Waking up to the beautiful sunrise, the fresh air, and the sounds of people getting the day started was so satisfying. Life here exercises all of your senses. The sights. The sounds. The smells. I love it.
I have a lot planned for this trip. I’m really looking forward to spending time with Fred Mutebi and his children, Stephanie and Michael. Fred and his wife named their children after me and my beautiful wife Stephanie. It’s an incredible honor. I can’t wait to meet them for the first time.
Muzungu muwanvu mulalu (crazy tall white person),