Marisa and I wanted to provide a little update of our lockdown situation. Sadly, our crew of five has whittled down to three. We said goodbye to Lucy over two months ago, and a couple weeks ago Leo flew back to the States.
Now it is just Braden, Marisa, and me bunkering down here in Kampala. We would much rather be back out on the road, but we are thankful for the time that we have had here. We were able to participate in the Arm Chair Festival and had a blast talking with The Sidecar Guys. In a time where international overland travel has been halted, it was great to participate and to be part of an event that so many world travelers were involved in. Keep the adventure spirit alive!
We also were interviewed alongside Sam Manicom, who as an author and an adventure traveler, is one of my biggest inspirations. It was truly surreal to be on a live interview with him via a magazine that I had been subscribed to in the years that led up to our own adventure.
Marisa and I also made cameo appearances in two Adventure movies that have been released in the last couple of months! Christian Vogal's “Whatever May Come" and Dylan Wickrama's “When the Road Ends". Christian's movie is about his around-the-world motorcycle adventures, and has a love story that is mixed in with some hair-raising moments, all beautifully documented since he's a videographer. Dylan's movie is about his insane journey on a raft he built out of his motorcycle to cross the Darien Gap. We thought that we were crazy, that was until we saw his documentary.
Needless to say, it has been a fairly active past couple of months. In less exciting news for the general population, I bought new pants, pajamas, and a shirt! Marisa bought a dress and some flip-flops, these are luxury items that we often are not allowed to carry with us. We also have a pair of guitars that help strum away some of the day's idle moments.
We now spend our days working on our different projects. I have completed seven chapters of my third book, with the working title of: “Blood, Sweat, and Notiers"!
Marisa and I play cards, guitar, and watch crappy Netflix shows as the days go by. We celebrated my 38th birthday on June 17th, and our first anniversary on the 22nd!
But it hasn't been complete bliss, I went to a dentist and was informed that I needed a root canal... that's awesome... Back-alley dentist in Uganda...
The dentist actually did an amazing job, and for just around $300 USD it was a steal of a deal! I just had my Ugandan crown put on yesterday, and I'm back to chomping on ramon noodles and tuna salad like a pro.
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Marisa has a blog post on Rwanda in the works. Even though it was somewhat in the past, things got a little crazy here for a while.
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