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Chimps – Day 56

April 29, 2012

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This morning was my officially my last day in the forest and it couldn’t have been more perfect. I awoke to the sound of the Sonso chimps feeding and hooting in the mango trees outside my house at 5am and two hours later I was following them through the forest, struggling to keep up. Geresomu […]

Fish – Day 54

April 28, 2012

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Next week is my last at camp Budongo. I feel quite emotional about it. I love the surroundings, the staff; field assistants, the researchers and Mary’s cooking (chapatis just won’t taste the same elsewhere!). It will be hard to leave dry-eyed even for a cynical old boot like me. Nine weeks have vanished, but I […]

Power to the people – Day 53

April 26, 2012

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It looks like I have to go back to Kampala for a day next week. I’ve decided to ask for a refund for the camp fees I paid to Vector Control Division. I wasn’t 100 per cent convinced about my safety or how workable a situation I was creating for myself and after a long […]

Bridge over the River Sonso

April 25, 2012

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I’ve only been away from camp for six days and already there have been dramatic changes. The grass has grown thick and long and the heavy rain has turned the forest into a swamp. As we trekked through N5 this morning to identify the last of my plots in lines 4 and 5 I could […]

Catch up- Day 49/50

April 23, 2012

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It’s been 7 weeks since I last my Uganda friends. This afternoon (Saturday) I arranged to meet Richard and his wife Teddy. As I loitered outside the shopping centre on Entebbe Road, I was approached by Boda guys; the God squad; letchy men and begging children. In typical African tradition he turned late: an hour […]

New friends and no hangover – Day 48/49

April 21, 2012

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This morning I got back to my hostel at 0340. Yes, Tanna had been on the town san alcohol. Rehydrated from four bottles of water, a ginger beer and two pineapple juices, I had met some people at the Red Chilli hostel who had cajoled me into coming out. After the day I had, I […]

Bureaucracy – Day 48

April 20, 2012

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While I was in London I applied for my visa early, carefully writing the start date as March 1st so that I wouldn’t have to wait in line with all the other plebs getting off the plane late at night at Entebbe’s border control. But when I was handed back my passport from the Ugandan […]