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All Aboard

February 27, 2014

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Before coming to India I had planned to take the train to each of my destinations. Everyone I consulted gave me a different response. Some friends said do it, it’s cheap and the best way to see India conveniently. Others said only do it if you can travel first or second class for safety and […]

Achnera

February 26, 2014

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As the train pulled into Achnera station, Ashok and I pushed our way through the human bollards to the carriage door. It was already wide open as people were sat on the floor with their legs swinging outside. The momentum of the train appeared to show no sign of slowing down. It made me think […]

The Cutter – Day 72

May 14, 2012

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Kalegeja is only 4km from Biiso. The road there is quiet and discreet and the village is tiny. Everyone knows everything about each other and the accepted practice of pit-sawing is seen as one man’s way of overcoming poverty and providing for his family. The Budongo Forest is on their doorstep, and the reserve is […]

What should you do if you see a lion? – Day 32

April 4, 2012

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This is a question that was troubling me before I left the UK. I had heard stories that in the past the Budongo Forest Reserve had lions. I for one like to plan for the unexpected – failing to plan is like planning to fail – and let’s face it, if you were eyeball to […]