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Posts tagged ‘travel tips’

  • How to avoid Bilharzia

    Jul 24, 13 • 9905 views 3 comments

    You won’t always get Bilharzia if you swim in Lake Victoria and, if you do, it may take weeks, months or even twenty years for you to show symptoms. Bilharzia (also known as Schistosomiasis or snail fever) can be horrible. You will feel under the...

  • How to avoid Malaria

    Jul 6, 13 • 16081 views 3 comments

    How to avoid Malaria When I was a VSO volunteer, I was given a whole list of vaccinations (15 injections in total!) and a free supply of anti-Malarials, in the belief it was cheaper to medicate me than to repatriate me! I took the anti-Malarials...

  • How to ride a boda boda

    Jun 6, 13 • 4933 views 7 comments

    Riding a boda boda (motorbike) is all part of the Ugandan experience, but play it safe and minimise the risks. Early morning boda boda ride from Upper Konge in Kampala. In  Uganda, you are never far from the village… although I lived just a...

  • The First Fortnight (is that all it is…?)

    Mar 8, 09 • 2269 views 2 comments

    Random notes from the Muzungu’s Diary First night under a mosquito net and I thought of Holly in Johannesburg, tucking hers in around her every night. Holly and I were flatmates in London many moons ago, she did VSO too. Monkeys! Before...

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