Diary of a Muzungu | Uganda travel blog follows my adventure so far
Why I’m in Uganda, saying goodbye to everything that’s familiar, the culture shock, my (mis)interpretation of what’s going on, adventures in the bush, the highs and lows of living and working in a developing country… It’s a diary I shared with friends and family since my arrival, that was published on Lonely Planet 2009-2012 connecting my Uganda travel blog with 100s of fellow travel bloggers and 1000s of would-be visitors to Uganda.
Writing this blog has kept me sane at times and feedback (not just from my mum!) has encouraged me to start thinking about developing this into a book …but mpole mpole … I have to pay the rent first.
More of an obsession than a hobby (!) Diary of a Muzungu has over 150 African (mostly Ugandan) travel stories. If you’re not sure where to start, use the search bar or read the Story so far.
Who is the Muzungu?
Born in the UK, I’ve been wanting to come and live in Africa since I was a teenager. Twenty-plus years later, I’m finally here.
My African life started early 2009 as a VSO volunteer (British equivalent of Peace Corps), working as the Marketing Development Manager for the Uganda Conservation Foundation. On paper, it was my dream job, but the reality was often harder!
From the Muzungu’s mouth
Here’s an interview I did with Go! Overseas about my work with UCF:
In 2012 I was interviewed by Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising. If you’re fundraising in a developing country for a small organisation, you might be able to relate to some of my experiences.
My contract with VSO and UCF has ended but I can’t leave! Still based in Kampala – the adventure continues!
In February 2013 I was interviewed by Phyllis on Kampala’s KFM. That was fun!
I hope you enjoy reading Diary of a Muzungu half as much as I enjoy writing it.
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