The past few weeks have been some of the most interesting and exciting since I have been in Uganda. We had our intern weekend where we went all over visiting some of my fellow interns families in their villages as well as climbed Mount Sabyinyo in the Virunga Mountain Range. I am absolutely loving my work and my volunteering opportunities.

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The Daily Grind

After almost two months I am finally starting to settle into a routine, as much as you can for being in another country half way across the world. The newness is starting to wear off and the culture shock of day-to-day life is going away. Don’t get me wrong, there are still shocks every day. Yesterday I saw a guy with 10 chickens and a goat strapped to the back of a motorcycle riding down the road. Every day here is filled with wonderful new adventure and challenges. I thought I would write this post to walk you through an average week here in Uganda for me.

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Breaking Barriers

  I have officially been in Uganda 3 weeks now. Time has flown by with everything we have done. Most things are very different here. Even the simplest things are way more complicated. To go to the grocery store you walk a quarter of a mile, hop on a boda boda (motorcycle taxi), go to […]

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Jesus + Nothing

All these moments were amazing and awestriking and I wish I had time to write about all the things I have learned from these experiences about life and who God is. But, there is one moment I do want to share with you. It rocked my world and could be the reason that God placed me in Alaska this summer.

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People ask me all the time if I ever get homesick when I am traveling. I always give them the same answer. “Home is where the heart is. My heart is with family.”

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Welcome to the Too Awesome Journey

Hello Friends, my name is Tylor Oliver and I just graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in civil engineering. If you are looking for a blog that is grammatically correct or that has deep language, you are in the wrong place. I am an civil engineer not an English major. This blog is me being real, personal and honest…period.

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