Now I wish we’d gotten married in northern Uganda

Friends of Jeannie’s and mine just got married in rural Southern Sudan, where they have been working (out of a tent) for more than a year. Here is a wedding photo:

Jeannie and I toyed with the idea of getting married in northern Uganda, the upshot of which we would have had the Bwola dance performed:

Unfortunately we didn’t think our family could make it all the way out there, so we decided to get married in exotic Ottawa instead.

One reason this might have been a good idea: our friends in southern Sudan came down with fairly serious malaria the day of their wedding and spent their “honeymoon” convalescing in Kampala.

This is not something we had to worry about in Ottawa.