Uganda was another birthday present to myself. Keeping in alignment with my goal to see more African countries in 2018, I left Mauritius and went to Uganda. I like to visit places when there is an event going on and the Miss Uganda pageant was on August 10th so that gave me a perfect excuse to check out the country.

I spend most of my time in Kampala. I shockingly fell in love with the city in spite of the red dirt that drove my OCD insane. I spent my first few nights in a hotel and then I moved to a hosted Airbnb. I got lucky once again and got a fantastic host. Ben drug me so far out of my comfort zone it wasn’t even funny. He forced me to take a boda (motorbike) ride which I had no intention of doing, took me to my first rugby match and had me hanging out partying all night which I hadn’t done in FOREVER!

I was also able to build relationships with a few other locals that made me feel at home. My second Airbnb host was amazing too. She kept me informed of anything happening in the city. I must say I didn’t expect much from this destination, but I definitely see me making more trips back.