Siena Anstis

Ugandan Journal

The road to Gulu is pitiful. The drive just out of Kampala takes one hour because of congestion due to the delayed construction of an overpass and potholes riddle the road left and right, forcing...

Young, Canadian, and in Uganda

We took the rickety van up to the Baha'i temple, the only one in Africa (there is one on every continent). On the way there, we drove through slums on the exterior of central Kampala. Although it...

Young, Canadian, and in Uganda

I woke up around 6 a.m. Ugandan time during the London-Entebbe flight, to a beautiful sunrise of piercing reds, oranges, and yellows above a thick layer of rolling clouds. Uganda, I thought. Here I...

A Canadian Prepares a Ugandan Journey

Departure The countdown is almost over. I'm flying to Uganda in less than two weeks. While preparation has been a bit haphazard, vaccinations here and there, picking up extra supplies every other...

Meet Siena Anstis

Identity. A thousand different ways to define it. My latest realization is that I'm a "cosmopolitan:" someone who finds no peace of mind in regular routines and similar environments. As...

Meet Siena Anstis

Identity. A thousand different ways to define it. My latest realization is that I'm a "cosmopolitan:" someone who finds no peace of mind in regular routines and similar environments. As...