Journeys traveler Bonnie Yerkes shares stories of her Primates and Parrots in Uganda and Rwanda journey.
I have traveled to many places in the world. I especially enjoy the wildlife and the scenery on these trips. But for me, the most intriguing part of any trip to a far-away land is the observation of and interaction with the people.
I grew up learning about the various people of the world at my father’s knee as a child. As a college student, I ignored the pleadings of my family to major in medicine, law, or some other “practical” career and chose instead to indulge my interest in anthropology. I received a BA and an MA in that field. When I eventually married and had children, I succumbed to the call of the “real world” and studied computer science, which became my career. Travel became my way to break out of the cubicle and feed my true inner self.
My heart was most charmed by the young Ugandans. Everywhere we went beautiful children ran to the edge of the road to wave to us with pure joy. They greeted us in their colorful uniforms every day as they walked to school. They waved from farms and villages, always with big, dazzling smiles. I could not get enough of it and, it seemed, neither could they.
As I look over my photos from that wonderful journey, they remind me of what a special country I found on this trip to africa. I would highly recommend this trip to anybody who loves wildlife, gorgeous scenery, and, especially genuinely delightful people.
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