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Archive for the ‘Travel tips and advice’ category

  • Lonely Planet votes Uganda No. 1 for 2012!

    Nov 2, 11 • 5278 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 • 15586 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 • 4878 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 • 14313 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 • 3367 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 • 2714 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 • 1272 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 • 6129 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 • 10611 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 • 7485 views 11 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...

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