An Evening of Beer & Adventure, by the Uganda International Marathon

An Evening of Beer & Adventure, by the Uganda International Marathon

On January 16th, The Uganda Marathon held the 2nd ever Beer & Adventure evening at the Escape School, London. It was an evening of excitement, inspiration, meeting adventurers and talking about crazy things that people do for… Well for the sake of doing something extraordinary. If you ask any of the people involved in putting together The Uganda Marathon what is their reasons for doing this, the answer will almost certainly be a:) to have a direct impact on an African community b:) to have an adventure by doing something completely different! Our goal for An Evening of Beer & Adventure was to share the drive for that second one with people who have a desire to do something way out of the ordinary, go somewhere you’ve never been before and do something you’ve never thought about doing. So the theme of the evening was adventuring whilst in full time employment. So many people think that you can’t go on an adventure because you have to be in work on Monday morning, or don’t even think about it because you have meetings to prep for. In fact there is nothing stopping you from doing insane and amazing things whilst also wearing a suit and being sensible 37.5 hours of the week. We pulled together some people who are doing exactly that and got them to talk about how they manage it.   The evening was held in the fantastic Escape the City School – A great little venue very close to Bank Station, we had just over 120 adventurers and people thinking about adventuring come together to listen to some...
The UK Team’s First Few Days in Uganda – What is it About Africa?!

The UK Team’s First Few Days in Uganda – What is it About Africa?!

Lizzie and Andy have both landed in Uganda and have started their monumental task of finding projects for all of you guys to support! Find out below, how they’ve gotten on with their first few days in in Uganda. Follow us some more for news and pictures about how their getting on. What is it about Africa?! As the plane seems to skim the top of Lake Victoria, we hit the tarmac and we have arrived. Sunshine! A bit of a queue later and we’re out the doors and into the arms of our waiting driver. Karibu boutique guest house in Entebbe had kindly offered to accommodate us for our first night and as we chatted frantically about the plans for the marathon it was hard not to become over – excited. We headed out to run some errands and stopped off to buy a rolex (a popular snack of omelette wrapped in chapatti) before retreating for a sun downer at Carpe Diem which boasts one of the best spots in Entebbe for watching the sun set over Lake Victoria. After a delicious and extravagant breakfast at Karibu (the last for a while!) we headed off with Moses from CHEDRA – a true gem. About 35km from Entebbe you hit Kampala, Uganda’s capital city home to about 2.5 million people. A sprawling, intoxicating but safe city which is well worth a visit. We only hit its outskirts on route to Masaka and then continue for 2 and a half hours on a good tarmac road before reaching our new home for the next few months. We quickly realised that Andy...

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