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Archive for the ‘African bus journeys’ category

  • Bumming around in Nyabugogo bus park

    Sep 27, 17 • 990 views No Comments

    Waiting for the bus to depart: Nyabugogo bus park, Kigali I can’t believe my luck. My allocated seat – number 11 – happens to be the window seat near the front of the bus. I couldn’t have chosen a better position. (Luckily...

  • No hurry in Africa – bus Kampala to Kigali

    Apr 27, 13 • 27145 views 29 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 Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2012 – Uganda travel blog

    Jan 12, 13 • 6164 views 6 comments

    The Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2012 – Uganda travel blog Life in Uganda has tested me in many ways and 2012 was ‘challenging’ as we say around here – but I’m still here ‘living the dream’ (on a...

  • 50 reasons why I love Uganda

    Oct 6, 12 • 37081 views 60 comments

    As one of the shiny new fighter jets flies over my house, no doubt practising for this Tuesday’s independence day fly-past, I’m mulling over the week-end papers, full of stories about Uganda@50 and what the last 50 years of independence...

  • Do you want to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda?

    Jul 24, 12 • 10769 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...

  • Africa Hash, Ethiopia – Shoulder shimmying in Gondar

    Nov 20, 11 • 5783 views 1 comment

    Secure in the knowledge that Ethiopia is one of the safest African countries for a woman to travel independently, I’d mentally prepared to spend the rest of the fortnight travelling on my own. But I’m glad I didn’t; I couldn’t have wished...

  • Kampala to Nairobi – 14 hours of speed bumps

    Sep 30, 11 • 15379 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...

  • The real ‘boda boda’ – Nagawa travels sidesaddle into Kenya

    Sep 29, 11 • 4714 views 10 comments

    There were plenty of seats on the bus – so why does the big man always have to sit next to me? Immediately, he reclined his seat and wedged two greasy paper bags between us. “Do you even have an apple to eat?” he asked me and then proceeded to...

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