// A JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLDOne day, after many years of dreaming, I sold everything I owned and set off on the open road. I visited roughly seventy countries over eight years, staying in some for many months, in others only a few days. I traveled primarily by land—on trains when I could, on buses when I couldn't. I crossed remote border checkpoints, lived with local families and tribes, and made some remarkable experiences and deep friendships. Below is something of a photo journal of those travels, where I was often armed with little more than a backpack, a camera, and a dream. The map shows where I've been (red) as well as where I stayed a month or more (yellow). Some days I still can't believe I pulled off this unbelievable feat, but somehow I did. So it goes.
GULU Uganda is a very diverse country, with fifty-six tribes speaking forty-three different languages falling into four different language families. Gulu is in the Acholi speaking region known as Acholiland.
KITGUM Kitgum is also in Acholiland. I was invited to visit a remote Acholi village where a presentation was to be given to local school children.