Being a white person in Uganda is a different sort of experience. I like it for the most part. The people here are really beautiful and mostly friendly. It's a little weird though because everyone tries to get money from you. My dad calls it being "shaken down." It makes you wonder if someone's only your friend so they can get the benefits.
Obviously, you also stand out a lot, which means you get a lot of stares. People staring at me is not my favorite thing, in fact it sort of stresses me out. I don't particularly enjoy not fitting in, but I do like being in a different place and experiencing a different culture. They have interesting cultural norms. As well as shaking you down, it's also a social no-no to eat on the street. Like you just don't walk while you eat. And they really like Obama. In fact the place where we buy our chipatis, or tortillas, is called Obama Chipati. It's got two big posters of Obama eating a chipati on the front. Not the most attractive picture of him, but very, very entertaining.