I was supposed to go last year, seems like they’ve been asking for years – when are you coming? Well this year it finally happened. Christmas in Uganda was probably the most interesting I’ve ever had. Stepping out of the airport, we were met with a pillow of warm humid air that is Ugandan “winter” – a lush tropical climate all year round. We piled into a Jeep with Jay-Z bumping on the stereo and started down the road into Kampala. Driving through the red-light district we saw the locals and the seedy characters, as our car bumped along the worst roads I’ve ever driven on, roads that would have been paved decades ago if it weren’t for corruption. My romance with Africa has officially begun. It started with Dan Eldon as a teenager dreaming of African safaris and pouring over his journals, and it continues today as an adult, who has only had one week in Africa proper and so many more to come. This is a sneak preview.