Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009: Flight to Uganda
Leave Peace Corps staging in Philadelphia by bus to JFK in New York City. From here, we have a short layover in Brussels, Belgium, and I’m secretly hoping for a delay so we can spend some more time in country. That doesn’t happen…but I do get to enjoy two 50cL pints at 8:00 AM local time with Steve Wright and some new Peace Corps friends in the Brussels airport. We figured out we were actually just making last call for beers in the U. S. Eastern time, and I think this is the first time I’ve bought beer by the centi-liter. Overall, the two flights go well, but long…and we make it to Entebbe, Uganda, at midnight, August 6. We’re welcomed at the airport by the Peace Corps Country Director (CD) Larry Brown, his family, and some of his staff. The airport accommodations in Entebbe are very nice and we make our way to the Leweza Training Center with the staff for our first few days in Uganda.