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Archive for the ‘Travel tips and advice’ category

  • An ode to foreign exchange

    Mar 4, 10 • 1005 views No Comments

    Ugandan schools and institutions often have their own songs. Try this one. It starts off well enough… Oh Uganda, Oh KisoroA district found in SouthWestern UgandaBoarders Congo and Rwanda,andHas beautiful tourist Attractions.People in...

  • Cholera outbreak in Nam’

    Oct 8, 09 • 5632 views 9 comments

    It’s been raining heavily all day. The gutter is falling off the front of the house (not that the landlord cares) and Eva has a poloneck jumper on “It’s so COLD!” she says, while I sit here in the same light clothes and sandals I always...

  • “The cheque’s in the post ….” apparently

    Sep 27, 09 • 8732 views 12 comments

    How you deal with a trip to Kampala Road Post Office is a good indicator of how you’re getting to grips with life in Uganda. Off to the Post Office in the morning to see whether I have any birthday cards (29th September). I have absolutely no...

  • Grasshoppers – nsenene: eat them or smoke them? Discuss.

    Jun 10, 09 • 6432 views 10 comments

    Grasshoppers / nsenene – will you eat them or smoke them? A storm had been brewing since an intensely hot morning and a few drops of rain spattered onto my new umbrella as I walked out of the Buganda Road restaurant. Little did I know what I...

  • Bon appetit Simpson! an introduction to Ugandan foods

    Mar 29, 09 • 2462 views 3 comments

    Simpson, our 21 year old ‘gate boy’ who lives on the compound with me has introduced me to lots of new foods, which is extremely generous considering his shockingly low wages (more about that next week). He’s shared with me:...

  • The First Fortnight (is that all it is…?)

    Mar 8, 09 • 2118 views 2 comments

    Random notes from the Muzungu’s Diary First night under a mosquito net and I thought of Holly in Johannesburg, tucking hers in around her every night. Holly and I were flatmates in London many moons ago, she did VSO too. Monkeys! Before...

  • Advice from Nursie…

    Jan 30, 09 • 1388 views 1 comment

    First day on training course, focusing on health and security, and not sure whether it was nerves or excitement but when I was asked to introduce myself to the group, my mind went blank! I couldn’t remember where I’m going!! A few...