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Archive for the ‘Travel tips and advice’ category

  • “Eyes turned upward” – aerial photos of South Western Uganda

    Mar 4, 14 • 7496 views 11 comments

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned upward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), painter, artist, engineer &...

  • Crossing continents – the Muzungu’s Istanbul city tour

    Feb 23, 14 • 5269 views 2 comments

    Crossing continents – the Muzungu’s Istanbul city tour The Muzungu loves to explore new places on her own but this time top of things to do in Istanbul was: a personal Istanbul tour guide! Istanbul’s most popular city tour takes in...

  • Turkish Delightful – the restaurant in the sky

    Feb 23, 14 • 3293 views 1 comment

    How to fly from Uganda to London – fly via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines! Flying with a national carrier gives you an insight into a new culture. On my Turkish Airlines flight to London via Istanbul, staff passed down the aisles sharing a...

  • Why do Muzungu women like dating Rastas?

    Dec 6, 13 • 27271 views 62 comments

    Someone recently asked me: “Why do Muzungu women like dating Rastas?” If you want to know what’s really going on in mixed relationships, tell me what you think of this one? Some of the experiences shared our explicit. I’d never...

  • How to date a Ugandan

    Aug 6, 13 • 15266 views 17 comments

    A blog post about dating in Uganda will not suffice. This material fills at least one book! Ugandan men can be handsome and very charming. They know how to tell women what we want to hear. Delivery of promises is an altogether different issue!...

  • How to take your dog from Uganda to the UK

    Jul 31, 13 • 4218 views 3 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...

  • How to avoid Malaria

    Jul 6, 13 • 15649 views 3 comments

    How to avoid Malaria When I was a VSO volunteer, I was given a whole list of vaccinations (15 injections in total!) and a free supply of anti-Malarials, in the belief it was cheaper to medicate me than to repatriate me! I took the anti-Malarials...

  • How to ride a boda boda

    Jun 6, 13 • 4609 views 6 comments

    Riding a boda boda (motorbike) is all part of the Ugandan experience, but play it safe and minimise the risks. Early morning boda boda ride from Upper Konge in Kampala. In  Uganda, you are never far from the village… although I lived just a...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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