Browsing All posts tagged under »Zanzibar«

Zanibar and the island of Pemba

July 11, 2015

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It took roughly four days for me and BQ to recover from our Mount Kilimanjaro hike. I’m not talking about sore muscles or knees….I’m talking about the hidden pitfalls of climbing at altitude: water retention; bloatedness, irregular digestion, constipation, body clock off, wind (yes flatulence and burping) – everything the guide books leave out. The […]

Tanzania

June 16, 2015

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It’s been a long time coming but I am finally on my way to Tanzania, my father’s birthplace. He immigrated to the UK age 17 during the 1960s and only went back once for his honeymoon.          The trip has been in my mind for some years but dad’s poor health has been the catalyst […]

This Is Africa (T.I.A) Day 1 – Entebbe

March 2, 2012

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I’ve finally returned to Uganda and it’s as if I’d never left. It does however feel surreal to be here again, especially as this time I’ve come as a Masters research student and not under the guise of a journalist. For the next three days I’m having a quarantine period before heading west to start […]