Uganda isn’t called the Pearl of Africa for no reason. It's full of breathtaking views, tasty food, and awesome people. And it's also where the idea for Taaluma Totes sprang from!
Traveler Carli recently got to experience the awesomeness of Uganda when she visited her college roommate.
Highlights of her trip include learning about the Ugandan culture, participating in their traditions, and seeing animals on a safari.
Carli loves getting to meet the locals wherever she goes, whether that's in Uganda or on missions trips to Nicaragua. Her wish is that you would travel to places you wouldn't normally go to and engage in the culture.
Carli shares in Taaluma's mission to inspire others to travel and to help people all around the world.
With our blog posts, we hope to encourage you to be Ze-brave and earn your stripes…
because the time is now to reach new heights
and be hippo-notized by the beauty of our planet!
Besides, there will always be time for lion around later... ;)
There are a ton of places to love on this Earth
and each place is truly one in a chameleon.
Thanks Carli for sharing your amazing photos of Uganda with us!
And thanks for picking out awesome fabric for this week’s tote!
Here’s to blessing the rains down in Africa and wherever else you might go & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
Photos by Traveler Carli Dotson
PS. Plus another tote we know Uganda love
Bolivia is a beautiful and diverse country in South America.
It’s known for its awesome Andes mountains and for having lots of llamas (¿Como te llama?).
Over the years, we’ve been able to help six awesome businesses in Bolivia.
From Señora Natalia and "Las 11 Estrellas" (The Eleven Stars), who own a company selling blankets in El Alto. They used their microloan to buy wool so that they could make more blankets and grow their business.
“We made a guided bike tour through Indonesia from Bali to Komodo – beginning in Bali eastbound to the vast unknown islands Sumbawa, Moyo, Satonda, Komodo, Rinca and Flores.
A beautiful old sailing boat brought us to the coast of different islands and our bike tour took us through remote little villages with very friendly and curious people."
Traveler Priscilla visited Uganda and found something Uganda love.
“The fabric was found in Gulu, Uganda where over 30 years of civil war ensued at the hands of Joseph Kony and the LRA rebels.
The town is incredibly vibrant despite the devastating effects of war that can still be seen.
There are many amazing groups in the area doing incredible work to bring about hope and healing to these people in the aftermath of the war, but wars like these are entirely preventable." - Traveler Priscilla Cheng