Day 2: ‘Abatabaazi’ in Patiko Village, Gulu (Northern Uganda).

Today we woke up enthusiastic about travelling after our exciting visit to Fort Patiko. Having experienced the awe-inspiring ancient monument, we are eager to find out what Patiko’s natives think about this rich history in their midst. However, we have a slight glitch, none of us knows the natives’ language. For a moment we sit … More Day 2: ‘Abatabaazi’ in Patiko Village, Gulu (Northern Uganda).

Day 1: ‘Abatabaazi’ in Gulu, Fort Patiko.

The sun is scorching as our bodaboda (motorcycle) convoy races from Gulu town to Patiko village. The riders endeavour to dodge each pothole on the uneven dusty road with outstanding manoeuvre and accuracy. The journey leaves our bottoms sore and our clothes covered in dust. On arrival in Patiko Village, we head to the Subcounty … More Day 1: ‘Abatabaazi’ in Gulu, Fort Patiko.

Day 1: JOJA in Bulucheke Village, “The Bulls Arena”.

Surrounded by hills that jut like spears into the sky, lies a little known field sacred to the Bagisu of Mbale. Today, this field is abuzz with activity and excitement in anticipation of what is to happen shortly.  Several pairs of bulls lock horns like gladiators do swords while a crowd of villagers provides a … More Day 1: JOJA in Bulucheke Village, “The Bulls Arena”.