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Archive for the ‘Diary of a Muzungu’ category

  • *ENTER NOW* share your photos of the Pearl of Africa!

    Nov 6, 17 • 262 views No Comments

    Do you love photography? Do you love winning cool prizes? Do you love taking photos of the Pearl of Africa? Then you want to enter the Expats in Uganda Magazine photo competition! It’s that time of year again! Send in your photo entries to...

  • Expats in Uganda Magazine amateur photography competition 2015: the winners

    Dec 18, 15 • 3677 views 2 comments

    Uganda is an incredibly photogenic country, and many expats have sharpened their photography skills after coming to Uganda, and taking in the breathtaking range of scenery, the wonderful wildlife and birds, all set to their best advantage by the...

  • How to take your dog from Uganda to the UK

    Jul 31, 13 • 5792 views 5 comments

    How to take your dog to the UK from Uganda This is a guide to taking your dog from Uganda to the UK, based on the personal experience of Adelaine Williams, an expat resident in Uganda. Much of this information will be relevant to international pet...

  • The Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2012 – Uganda travel blog

    Jan 12, 13 • 6178 views 6 comments

    The Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2012 – Uganda travel blog Life in Uganda has tested me in many ways and 2012 was ‘challenging’ as we say around here – but I’m still here ‘living the dream’ (on a...

  • The Kingfisher and I

    Dec 8, 12 • 5684 views 6 comments

    I love this time of day, walking with the dogs before the sun goes down. There’s something in the air tonight. A pair of African Grey parrots fly overhead, squawking all the way to their roost in the big tree behind us. The Ibis congregate on...

  • Driving in Kampala – not for the nervous

    Nov 3, 12 • 19542 views 25 comments

    Driving in Kampala? Then you’ll need to read this first! Welcome to Diary of a Muzungu! This week’s guest post is by Mark Penhallow. Mark has been working in the roads sector in Uganda since 2001 and has recently returned to the UK...

  • Down in the slum, after the rain

    Jul 14, 12 • 5461 views 8 comments

      The air is damp and heavy, the air is cool and last week’s fine dusty fine marram earth is compacted beneath our feet. Limbs have been torn off the Pawpaw tree the other side of the compound wall and a single giant leaf, over four metres...

  • Can you play the Xylophone?

    Jun 27, 12 • 5043 views 9 comments

    Check out the guys playing the giant xylophone at Kikorongo! “Community tourism” bundles up a diverse range of activities – and can be great fun! – as a lucky group of us found out on a three-day UCOTA / Pearls of...

  • Bukasa stand-off, doggy style

    Jun 3, 12 • 4219 views 6 comments

    Morning walks with Baldrick used to be so fun and easy. Percy the puppy is now the same size – but with a brain the size of a pea. It’s not just that he’s a puppy, I’m sure he’s a bit dim. Half kangaroo / half dog, he...

  • Percy the Rescue Puppy – the first 24 hours

    Sep 21, 11 • 4051 views 8 comments

    Within just one day, Percy has snapped two leads, something that Baldrick hasn’t even attempted in two years, has chewed up and destroyed the doormat, several banana leaves and the lower leaves of the avocado tree. Possibly the first time...

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