This should be very obvious. After all, who wouldn’t want to move to Uganda? Sadly, some people take convincing. After all, why would you want to leave a frozen wasteland and move to a place of perpetual summer?
Oh well. I guess I will need to show you exactly why you need to move to Uganda. Here are five reasons that should at least prompt you into considering a visit to Uganda.
1: The price of living is far lower here then it is in the United States. While a dollar equally translates to 3,800 Ugandan Shillings (which sounds like a lot, but it’s not), there are some major differences in that translation. The best restaurant in Uganda, Cafe Javas, would probably charge me around 27,000 Ugandan Shillings, which totals to about $7 for a quality beef burger and fries. Not impressed? Try this. For a cheap lunch, I could pay 6,000 Ugandan Shillings for a massive cheap lunch, including a drink. This totals to less than $2. Theoretically, one could live on $2 a meal for the rest of his life here.
Not only is the food cheaper, but land is dirt cheap too (pun intended). Here, an acre of land in the bush would cost less than $800, and giving birth to a baby costs (are you ready?) $8. Yep. My mom gave birth to my sister, Elliana, for the massive cost of $8. In comparison, I probably cost well over $4,000 by the time all was said and done.
2: Produce and food is much cheaper and far tastier. My dad grows dozens of different trees, the best including mango, jackfruit, avocado, and pomegranate. Our avocado trees produce thousands of avocados per year, resulting in large amounts of tasty guacamole. What we get for free, you have to pay $39.99 for at Target (kidding, Guacamole isn’t actually that much).
3: The Ugandan government is both stable and healthy. While not necessarily Christian-focused, it contains many Christian elements that the US government lacks. For instance, homosexuality is illegal, as are all sexual relationships between people below the ages of 18. These laws show a measure of restraint that the Ugandan government is willing to give.
4: Everything is green. This is, by far, the most common comment I hear visitors from the United States make. There is no autumn here, so the trees never wilt and things stay green year-round. It’s not, however, the timing of the green that stuns people but the sheer magnitude of it. There are so many trees, bushes, and plants that people are often stunned. Everywhere you look, a mass of green stares back at you.
5: The temperature never drops below 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 Celsius). The temperature is almost always beautiful, reminiscent of summer in the United States. While it can get hot during the beginning months of the year, it is almost always moderately warm and perfect for outdoor activities.
Alright, that’s all for today. Hopefully, I have successfully convinced you of your need to visit Uganda. If not, tell me and I’ll do another post on this next week (I am possibly kidding). Anyway, thanks so much for reading this post! Your support means a ton to me, especially on this journey to 1,000 followers. If you haven’t already be sure to click that Follow button below (or to the side), and then click the Like button at the bottom of the page. Thanks again, and I hope you have a wonderful day!
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