The first full day in Uganda was filled with driving, filming and some culture processing. The differences in sights, sounds, smells and certainly culture was undeniable and I had to adapt to the new environment I was visiting.
After leaving the Boma, we travelled to the capital city Kampala where we dropped by the Ministry of Health to get a couple of interviews about how Healthy Child Uganda was helping the development of Uganda’s health infrastructure and resources. Following those interviews we moved along toward Mbarara where we had a couple of stops to meet up with some doctors and other individuals involved in Uganda’s health system.
Once we arrived in Mbarara we were put up in the guest houses on the Mbarara University of Science and Technology campus.
Rick and I quickly unpacked and settled into our home for the next week. We took some time to discuss the project and how the following shoot days will most likely proceed. I was still adjusting to the physical environment at this point. The humidity, the change in temperature, and sounds of the insects at night. In Canada we don’t even experience any kind of bug/insect interaction for 6-8 months of the year so needing to sleep with nets around my bed was something unfamiliar.
I needed to get as much sleep as I could as the adventure really start the following day. We head into full production mode and get this project rolling!