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Archive for the ‘Diary of a Muzungu’ category

  • On my knees again: an audience with the Bunyoro King

    Jun 16, 13 • 8305 views 14 comments

    Bunyoro Kingdom – Empango Celebrations inauguration run, Hoima, Uganda De Muzungu’s developed a taste for hanging out with Ugandan Royals recently, so when I heard Kampala Hash House Harriers – the Hash – were (dis)organising...

  • A wedding fit for the King

    May 18, 13 • 9754 views 2 comments

    There was an explosion of noise as the Kabaka arrived for Prince David Wasajja’s wedding at Rubaga Cathedral, Kampala. It’s not every day (week / month / lifetime) that you get an invitation to a Royal Wedding, so what’s a girl to...

  • No hurry in Africa – bus Kampala to Kigali

    Apr 27, 13 • 24421 views 28 comments

    No hurry in Africa: on board the bus Kampala to Kigali I didn’t understand much but the salesman’s words: “Tsunami in the vagina” and aggressive pelvic thrusting into the bus seat next to him somehow caught my attention. This guy should have...

  • Bang! goes my day

    Apr 25, 13 • 3113 views 3 comments

    Woke in the night to a BANG – pop, pop, pop, pop, pop The outside lights flickered off, on, off, on ….. off. Heavy rain had preceded this latest electrical burnout, apparently the fault of our neighbour who is tapping directly into the...

  • The changing face of Kampala slums

    Mar 16, 13 • 16439 views 17 comments

    I love Namuwongo, it’s where I first fell in love with Uganda but I’m sure many Ugandans would shudder hearing that. Like many other Kampala slums, Namuwongo slums have a history: they were a no-go area for many years. It’s no...

  • And there goes my wall – weather in Uganda

    Feb 24, 13 • 4594 views 12 comments

    Rain… rain… rain… weather in Uganda – eh! You’re disorganising me!   Rain stopped work. Rain stopped play. Rain stopped John our askari going home – until two hours before he was due back here for the night...

  • Bandas, huts, hostels. Where to stay in Kampala?

    Jan 25, 13 • 4936 views 6 comments

    Bandas, huts and hostels – where to stay in Uganda? Living in Kampala As soon as I stepped off the plane, I fell in love with Uganda. I just knew I was going to be happy in Kampala. Being a volunteer in a developing country has been a...

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

    Jan 12, 13 • 5670 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...

  • Wake up and smell the coffee, Rift Valley style

    Dec 29, 12 • 4233 views 2 comments

    Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda Day breaks over the Rift Valley and my early morning coffee has arrived, a wake-up call for my morning safari game drive in Queen Elizabeth. “Game drive or lie-in? Game drive or...

  • The Kingfisher and I

    Dec 8, 12 • 4995 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...

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