Uganda and Your Senses
There is a lot to see, hear, and feel in this country. Sometimes it feels like an assault on all your senses, and sometimes it feels like the most serene state you could find yourself in. Here's a few snippets of what you might expect to experience (the good and the bad) during your stay in the Pearl of Africa.
What You'll See...
Yes, there's no doubt you'll see poverty, illness, hardships and a lot of other needs when you look around. The needs are great, but if you get too caught up in them it could be the only thing you see. If that's happens, you'll miss out on the rest of the story.
You'll also see an immense resilience, an overcoming of struggle, a strength that almost glows inside the people here. You see it most in the most beautiful of smiles - one that comes from a true understanding of deep joy in the midst of suffering.
The plants are green, the dirt is red, and the Ugandans are all about bright colors. If they're not wearing them they're on every sign, building, and storefront you'll see. Bright colors are on trend in Uganda. Neutrals only happen when there's not other options.
You can't go to Uganda and not see the sunshine. But the sunsets are breathtaking. Just like Ugandans, its filled with brighter oranges and pinks than in other parts of the world. Sometimes its magnified by the dust floating in the air, giving a picture of beauty in the midst of something dirty.
There is a lot of beauty to see in Uganda. It's green, lush, tropical, open, mountainous, and I'm pretty sure the sky is bigger than anywhere else in the world. You can see the stars and Milky Way when power goes out in town. You can see landscape, nature, and raw life almost everywhere you go. The people are stunning, their smiles are contagious, and its a beautiful place to behold.
What You'll Hear...
What You'll Smell...
There is so much life all around you, whether its grass, bushes, trees or other tropical vegetation, the green life here certainly adds to the smell around you in the best ways possible!