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Archive for the ‘Travel tips and advice’ category

  • 360 degrees of Rwanda: a Virunga luxury gorilla safari

    Mar 15, 14 • 8503 views 4 comments

    360 degrees of Rwanda: a Virunga luxury gorilla safari Misty volcanic peaks and lakes dotted with small islands are the backdrop to the sensational Virunga Lodge, our base for a luxury gorilla safari, a 45 minute drive from Kinigi, the starting...

  • The distant Volcanoes of Mgahinga

    Mar 14, 14 • 6437 views 11 comments

    Mount Gahinga Lodge, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park “Mgahinga is my favourite place in the whole of Uganda!” my friend Julia told me once, yet I’m amazed at how few people talk about the place: I fell for Mgahinga too! It’s perfect for...

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

    Mar 4, 14 • 8420 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 • 5975 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 • 3887 views 2 comments

    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 • 33511 views 71 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 • 20274 views 40 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 • 6165 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...

  • How to avoid Bilharzia

    Jul 24, 13 • 12675 views 4 comments

    You won’t always get Bilharzia if you swim in Lake Victoria and, if you do, it may take weeks, months or even twenty years for you to show symptoms. Bilharzia (also known as Schistosomiasis or snail fever) can be horrible. You will feel under the...

  • How to avoid Malaria

    Jul 6, 13 • 18723 views 5 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...

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