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Posts tagged ‘Kampala’

  • Bang! goes my day

    Apr 25, 13 • 3064 views 3 comments

    Woke in the night to a BANG – pop, pop, pop, pop, pop The outside lights flickered off, on, off, on ….. off. Heavy rain had preceded this latest electrical burnout, apparently the fault of our neighbour who is tapping directly into the...

  • The changing face of Kampala slums

    Mar 16, 13 • 16111 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...

  • And there goes my wall – weather in Uganda

    Feb 24, 13 • 4515 views 12 comments

    Rain… rain… rain… weather in Uganda – eh! You’re disorganising me!   Rain stopped work. Rain stopped play. Rain stopped John our askari going home – until two hours before he was due back here for the night...

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

    Jan 25, 13 • 4802 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 • 5574 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 • 4832 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...

  • Are muzungus all rich?

    Nov 17, 12 • 20917 views 15 comments

    Being a Muzungu (having a white skin) defines me as rich, or so the Rollex man tells me: “For us we know you are rich.” Let’s talk English semantics here: when he says he knows I’m rich, he could also mean he believes I am rich. Are...

  • Driving in Kampala – not for the nervous

    Nov 3, 12 • 17754 views 20 comments

    Driving in Kampala? Then you’ll need to read this first! Welcome to Diary of a Muzungu! This week’s guest post is by Mark Penhallow. Mark has been working in the roads sector in Uganda since 2001 and has recently returned to the UK...

  • Be part of something BIG!

    Oct 16, 12 • 2828 views No Comments

    The Uganda Kob and the Grey Crested Crane adorn the country’s crest  – (which bird will replace it in 20 years time when the bird is extinct?) “Birding@50” focuses on the plight of Uganda’s national symbol, the Grey...

  • 50 reasons why I love Uganda

    Oct 6, 12 • 31037 views 51 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...

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