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Posts tagged ‘Uganda Travel’

  • No hurry in Africa – bus Kampala to Kigali

    Apr 27, 13 • 25061 views 28 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...

  • And there goes my wall – weather in Uganda

    Feb 24, 13 • 4673 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...

  • Do you want to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda?

    Jul 24, 12 • 10445 views 14 comments

    “Welcome to your home for the next few days” said Eunice, as we sat down for afternoon tea and gorilla trekking Rwanda travel advice at the outdoor reception of Le Bambou Gorilla Resort, Kinigi. After 12 hours on the bus, 10 hours from...

  • Lonely Planet votes Uganda No. 1 for 2012!

    Nov 2, 11 • 4778 views 7 comments

    Lonely Planet Uganda: Lonely Planet votes Uganda No. 1 for 2012! This is my shortest post ever – the title says it all! I’m so delighted to be part of something that is helping promote the beautiful country of Uganda, and her fabulously...

  • A day in … Istanbul

    Jul 27, 11 • 4477 views 8 comments

    Looking for Things to do in Istanbul? Istanbul looks like my kind of place. I had approximately 10 hours to kill on my journey back from Uganda to the UK with Turkish Airlines. Head into the city – it’s dead easy. A Turkish Visa for a...

  • A short-tempered muzungu flies to Istanbul

    Jul 26, 11 • 3002 views 3 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:...

  • Hanging with a baby gorilla!

    Apr 25, 10 • 8103 views 11 comments

    Have you ever wanted to go gorilla trekking in Uganda? Despite working in conservation in Uganda for nearly three years, seeing the gorillas was never top of my wildlife wishlist – I still can’t get enough of Uganda safaris or birding in...

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

    Jun 10, 09 • 6721 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...

  • Touchdown in Africa – a letter home

    Feb 24, 09 • 3729 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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