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Posts tagged ‘Africa’

  • Safari to the centre of the solar system – can you eclipse that?

    Dec 6, 13 • 11295 views 4 comments

    Safari to the centre of the solar system – can you eclipse that? The Muzungu simply couldn’t pass on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a Hybrid Solar Eclipse in Uganda.   I’m not usually stuck for words, but even now I’m...

  • Were Toto right about Africa?

    Sep 1, 13 • 6995 views 12 comments

    Were Toto right about Africa? Had they even visited Africa? It’s been ages since I published a blog, hasn’t it Dearest Reader? Travel, IT problems, work commitments, the death of my beloved Baldrick – and plain old exhaustion – have...

  • BINGO! Rwanda’s Kwita Izina, gorilla naming ceremony

    Aug 16, 13 • 8025 views 8 comments

    It was with great excitement that I travelled to Rwanda to attend the Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony. This event is strictly by invitation only so the Muzungu was honoured to be invited by the Rwanda Development Board, thanks to my friends at...

  • On my knees again: an audience with the Bunyoro King

    Jun 16, 13 • 9011 views 15 comments

    Bunyoro Kingdom – Empango Celebrations inauguration run, Hoima, Uganda De Muzungu’s developed a taste for hanging out with Ugandan Royals recently, so when I heard Kampala Hash House Harriers – the Hash – were (dis)organising...

  • A wedding fit for the King

    May 18, 13 • 10429 views 3 comments

    There was an explosion of noise as the Kabaka arrived for Prince David Wasajja’s wedding at Rubaga Cathedral, Kampala. It’s not every day (week / month / lifetime) that you get an invitation to a Royal Wedding, so what’s a girl to...

  • 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 changing face of Kampala slums

    Mar 16, 13 • 18370 views 17 comments

    I love Namuwongo, it’s where I first fell in love with Uganda but I’m sure many Ugandans would shudder hearing that. Like many other Kampala slums, Namuwongo slums have a history: they were a no-go area for many years. It’s no...

  • Bandas, huts, hostels. Where to stay in Kampala?

    Jan 25, 13 • 5527 views 6 comments

    Bandas, huts and hostels – where to stay in Uganda? Living in Kampala As soon as I stepped off the plane, I fell in love with Uganda. I just knew I was going to be happy in Kampala. Being a volunteer in a developing country has been a...

  • The Muzungu’s travel highlights of 2012 – Uganda travel blog

    Jan 12, 13 • 6163 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...

  • The Kingfisher and I

    Dec 8, 12 • 5674 views 6 comments

    I love this time of day, walking with the dogs before the sun goes down. There’s something in the air tonight. A pair of African Grey parrots fly overhead, squawking all the way to their roost in the big tree behind us. The Ibis congregate on...

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