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Archive for the ‘Travel tips and advice’ category

  • Do you want to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda?

    Jul 24, 12 • 10445 views 14 comments

    “Welcome to your home for the next few days” said Eunice, as we sat down for afternoon tea and gorilla trekking Rwanda travel advice at the outdoor reception of Le Bambou Gorilla Resort, Kinigi. After 12 hours on the bus, 10 hours from...

  • The Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2011 – Uganda travel blog

    Jan 1, 12 • 3291 views 4 comments

      If 2011 was busy, 2012 looks set to be busier still! Here are a few of 2011’s highlights for Diary of a Muzungu, Uganda travel blog … TRAVELLING – Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Ethiopia, Turkey – and of course, Uganda....

  • Lonely Planet votes Uganda No. 1 for 2012!

    Nov 2, 11 • 4778 views 7 comments

    Lonely Planet Uganda: Lonely Planet votes Uganda No. 1 for 2012! This is my shortest post ever – the title says it all! I’m so delighted to be part of something that is helping promote the beautiful country of Uganda, and her fabulously...

  • Kampala to Nairobi – 14 hours of speed bumps

    Sep 30, 11 • 14259 views 13 comments

    It was a terrible night’s sleep – a 14 hour bus journey from Kampala to Nairobi: I awoke cold, cold and achey. The speed bumps shuddered us awake every few minutes. I swear I woke a hundred times. A few glasses of Waragi (it was my birthday...

  • A day in … Istanbul

    Jul 27, 11 • 4477 views 8 comments

    Looking for Things to do in Istanbul? Istanbul looks like my kind of place. I had approximately 10 hours to kill on my journey back from Uganda to the UK with Turkish Airlines. Head into the city – it’s dead easy. A Turkish Visa for a...

  • Ethiopia calling me – from my sickbed

    May 2, 11 • 13825 views 7 comments

    Two days before I fly to Ethiopia, and I’m lying in bed with a temperature. I’ve a bed in Addis Ababa and someone to pick me up to the airport – but I still haven’t got a plane ticket. Some mix-up at the bank. My debit card was...

  • Around the World with 40 Lonely Planet bloggers

    Apr 28, 11 • 3013 views 6 comments

    Did you know Diary of a Muzungu featured on Lonely Planet from 2009-2012? If you like travelling – real or armchair! – you’ll love this … Diary of a Muzungu has been appearing on Lonely Planet, as part of the travel bloggers’...

  • Modelling condoms on World AIDS Day

    Dec 1, 10 • 2464 views 2 comments

    To commemorate the significance of World AIDS Day, this week Kampala Hash House Harriers baptised me … “Used Condom.” SIGH … as the momentum to give me my ‘Hash Handle’ grew over the last few weeks, so I sought the shadows of the weekly...

  • An ode to foreign exchange

    Mar 4, 10 • 1122 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 • 5815 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...

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