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Posts tagged ‘pothole’

  • Driving in Kampala – not for the nervous

    Nov 3, 12 • 19186 views 24 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...

  • Sir Winston Churchill’s pearls of wisdom about Uganda

    Apr 15, 12 • 7128 views 13 comments

    Sir Winston Churchill famously said of Uganda: “Uganda is the Pearl of Africa.” I wonder what he would make of how often the 21st-century Ugandan tourist industry quotes his words? At Entebbe airport, visitors are invited to fill in...

  • Choking through the potholes of Kampala

    Oct 9, 10 • 3032 views 3 comments

    Traffic around Kampala is notorious and getting worse. It’s quite common to turn your engine off as you sit still for 10 minutes or more. Yesterday it took us an hour and a half to drive 3 kilometres / 2 miles, bumper to bumper, in and out of...

  • Driving us potty!

    Aug 8, 10 • 2537 views 4 comments

    I missed seeing this great photo when it was on TV recently (it took me 18 months – and a man – to work out I have more than four channels!) Residents in the Ugandan capital Kampala have been protesting against the state of the roads by...

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