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Happy Wedding Day, Prachi & Shreyas! Advertisements

I give you my heart.

Just because I’m the lame friend among our group of interns here doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy Kampala’s truly excellent nightlife from time to time.  Above is Kampala, as seen from our director’s home in Mbuya.  On a clear day, you can see all the way to Lake Victoria.  Sooo… what do I need to […]


During our lunch break yesterday, some co-workers and I stopped by one of the Watoto orphanages.  One my fellow interns knew a volunteer there, who invited him to visit and to learn more about volunteering with them.  We visited their baby hospital in the center of town, where they keep mostly children under 2, many […]

Happy Independence Day, U.S.A!

Happy 4th of July! So that’s me (left) and my friend Nishana (right) at the ILI-ACLE office. Yes we’re holding Ghanaian flags, not American flags. But whatever, a flag is a flag. Go America! This time last year, I was finishing off probably the most fun weekend of summer with fireworks with the bestie at […]

Preview: Fort Portal & Crater Lakes

Re: photography. I spent one rainy Saturday afternoon watching a Hindi thriller, Kahaani, starring Vidya Balan. The glitz and glam of Bollywood tends to overshadow beautifully made films, like this one.  The director, Sujoy Ghosh, employs “guerilla” tactics in filming, which gives the film a very real character, but also captures the pulse of Kolkata, […]

Midsummer but not quite.

One important lesson I learned in primary school (and from watching Pocahontas): when you stick a flag on something and then lay a symbol of your country on it, you have claimed that land in the name of your country! By that measure, I have been colonized in the name of Ghana! Oy.  Today was […]