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Posts tagged ‘Muzungu’

  • A short-tempered muzungu flies to Istanbul

    Jul 26, 11 • 3528 views 2 comments

    The overhead screen flips down, up, down and then back up again. Finally it settles to reveal the route we’ll  be flying from Entebbe, Uganda, to Istanbul, over two countries that have been in the news non-stop since my last flight overhead:...

  • Grasshoppers back on the menu!

    Dec 7, 10 • 1889 views 1 comment

    It’s grasshopper – Nsenene season again.Isn’t it funny how that same number of legs and wings in a different configuration can make me alternately scream / jump up and down in the air / want to s**t myself? (If you don’t know what I...

  • Grasshoppers – nsenene: eat them or smoke them? Discuss.

    Jun 10, 09 • 7043 views 10 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...

  • A girl called Kevin: climbing Mount Elgon, Uganda

    May 18, 09 • 9312 views 18 comments

    Climbing Mount Elgon in Uganda – Diary of a Muzungu |  Uganda travel blog Four days hiking 48 km covered A 3000 metre climb Summit of Wagagai 4321 m (14,177 ft) the 17th highest mountain in Africa First recorded ascent: 1911 First...

  • Touchdown in Africa – a letter home

    Feb 24, 09 • 3949 views 8 comments

    Am writing from a really grubby internet cafe on the main road outside Kampala. We took a half hour walk thru the village to get here, all the kids shouting ‘Mzungu mzungu, bye!’ and waving at us. It was great fun. Poverty is everywhere...

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