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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 […]

Kampala – Day 46

April 18, 2012

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In the last few days I’ve had a number of concerned emails from friends and relatives asking if I’m ok. The reason, I haven’t been blogging. Sadly being able to publish in my sweet spot has been hampered by bad weather (it is rainy season) which affects the internet signal and to make matters worse […]

Jasonga – Day 41

April 18, 2012

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It’s taken a while but I’ve finally had my first encounter with a pit-sawyer. It wasn’t hostile so I wasn’t chased out of the forest by people brandishing spears (stop panicking Mum and Dad!!). It was in fact instigated by me and the man I questioned is retired and pushing 70. They call him Jasonga […]

Plots Completed – Day 15

March 18, 2012

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This morning I was planning a lie in. It’s incredible how much a week’s worth of walking will take it out of you. I’ve calculated that this week I walked 50km in five days in 30 degree heat. The plots in W21 are finished and I can now think about the arduous task of cutting […]

Royal Mile – Day 6

March 11, 2012

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Today is a public holiday so most of the field assistants are at home with their families. This morning, Nancy, a Ugandan exploring the patterns of pollinators in different areas of the Budongo Forest Reserve, came with me for a walk to the nearest village, Nyakafunju. As we left camp we were greeted by the […]

Road to Masindi – Day 3

March 11, 2012

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The journey out of Kampala took much longer than anticipated. I realise the bus was never going to leave on time at 1400 like the ticket conductor told me; but even he knew I could see he was lying when he looked me in the eyes and smiled. Smack bang beneath my window were three […]

Old faces and new faces – Day 3 Kampala

March 4, 2012

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Thanks to everyone who emailed me about the species of bird in my last post – for those still in the dark they were marabous. Now stop with the emails already! So today the Wee Bern and I shared a cab into Kampala. I waved goodbye to the staff at The Boma and vowed to […]