Browsing All posts tagged under »Matatu«

The End of My African Adventure – Day 95

June 5, 2012

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Today I have spent the day calling, texting, emailing and frantically seeing people who have made my last three months some of the best of my life. I had no idea what to expect before I left London in March and I could never have predicted what an adventure this was going to be. I […]

Balance – Day 93

June 5, 2012

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Balance has two meanings here in Uganda. The first is an expression used by people who want change after handing over money, “My balance please?” The second is the universal meaning of the word, a state of equilibrium. On Sunday night I experienced both meanings of the word very liberally. At 6pm I was due […]

Sightseeing – Days 89 and 90

June 1, 2012

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It’s exactly three months today since I arrived in Uganda. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone and that my adventure is nearing an end. I have had the most incredible trip that has shown me the best side of human nature from kindness to generosity and love to the worse side driven […]

A Close Shave – Day 73

May 16, 2012

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There have now been two incidents in my life where time has momentarily stood still and the preceding seconds after have happened in slow motion. A much as I love The Northerner it wasn’t when we met on our first date. The first incident was 20 years ago. I was walking down a steep residential […]

Operation millenii – Day 71

May 13, 2012

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This morning two of the staff from the B&B – Lucy and Maria – and myself took a matatu to Hoima. It’s a town about 40km from Biiso and it’s bigger than Masindi but not as bustling. The road there is very bad and the journey is painful. The taxi stops at every village en […]

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 […]

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 […]