This blog was written from 2011 to 2012. It starts before I leave for my year of service in Uganda, which lasted from September of 2011 to August of 2012. It continues several months after I returned home. Most of the blog is the same as it was when I was creating it from the village of Buseesa. However, I have now added some photographs and edits to the text. Thanks, to my sister for being my blog creator while I was in Africa.

My name is Maria Chal. I am a recent graduate from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky and received my B.A. in English and Biology. I will spend the next 11 months in Buseesa, Uganda–teaching at a boarding school in the bush. Let the adventures begin.

The original blog still exists at 

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