Title: Jambo Uganda (Uganda)

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UK Pit-Stop: Xmas&New Year - 10/Feb/2010 11:01 - 5176 days ago
Dec 09/Jan 2010: A wintry break in the UK - 3 weeks of flat roads, fast internet, anonyminity& proper bread. Oh,& it was...
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Dutchie + trip to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - 10/Feb/2010 10:43 - 5176 days ago
The latest jolly with the Dutch bunch saw us wading through swamps and ripping limbs in the tall grass, all in pursuit of the el...
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Spooky - 10/Feb/2010 10:36 - 5176 days ago
Another year in Uganda, another chance to celebrate my favourite festival......
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Little Face - 10/Feb/2010 08:47 - 5176 days ago
This photo - of one of the kids on my street - was my entry into a recent VSO photography competition. The children follow me ho...
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Rhino Raft Race, Jinja - 10/Feb/2010 08:24 - 5176 days ago
November 2009: With high spirits& a mighty effort, the VSO rafting team paddled into 6th place (/20) in the annual Rhino Fun...
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Cheerio VSO - Lonely Planet here I come - 10/Feb/2010 07:39 - 5176 days ago
October 2009: I bid farewell to my do-gooding& started a new job with The Far Horizon (http://www.thefarhorizons.com/), wher...
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Chopper Chimps - 29/Sep/2009 07:20 - 5310 days ago
It’s the ‘Year of the Gorilla’ in Uganda& Rwanda. There have been a host of events (a most notable one being 50 people...
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Zanzibar - 17/Sep/2009 07:02 - 5322 days ago
Beautiful Zanzibar - the land of coconuts& cloves, mazes& mosques, beaches& sunshine divine. My friend Al joined me...
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Hairy Lemon - 17/Sep/2009 06:33 - 5322 days ago
A weekend at the Hairy Lemon with the Dutch bunch - a little back-to-basics island on the Nile (in eastern Uganda). A perfect s...
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This just says it all... - 19/Aug/2009 07:16 - 5351 days ago
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Mwana Mugimu - painting weekend - 04/Aug/2009 12:06 - 5366 days ago
The VSO Kampala cluster spent an industrious& artistic weekend at the Mwana Mugimu (‘healthy child’) unit of Mulago Hosp...
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Moonlighting - 04/Aug/2009 11:46 - 5366 days ago
Having recently joined to Iguana 'team' (I will be working there once a week from October), I spent the day with them at the cos...
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USDC field trip - 04/Aug/2009 11:26 - 5366 days ago
A small series of pit stops 'up-country' for a work field trip. First a dash from Kampala to Soroti in the east,& then north...
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Semliki - 18/Jun/2009 07:13 - 5413 days ago
A recent public holiday allowed the crew to pack up the camping kits& spend a long weekend at the remote Semliki reserve, in...
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Kampala Street Festival - 04/Jun/2009 09:21 - 5427 days ago
Music /Art Festival, with drumming from the Kika Troupe, up& coming Ugandan artists& lots of beer....
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Pedicure Prerogative - 26/May/2009 10:23 - 5436 days ago
Amidst the buzzing of boda-bodas& the heavily laden hawkers, weaving between dawdling cows, goats& pot holes, there are ...
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Nightlife - 22/May/2009 12:19 - 5440 days ago
Kampala reportedly hosts some of East Africa's best nightlife& my local is no exception: the Dutch-owned, breezy Iguana bar,...
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Mt Elgon - 19/May/2009 07:09 - 5443 days ago
Nine VSOs donned their crampons for a 4-day trek to the summit of Mt Elgon, in eastern Uganda. Everyone was on‘peak’ form (g...
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USDC - 06/Apr/2009 10:49 - 5486 days ago
In light of several comments referring to my VSO‘holiday’, I thought it was about time to say a little about my work here. M...
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Mwana Mugimu - 06/Apr/2009 08:31 - 5486 days ago
The VSOs in Kampala have gathered together, to work on a small project called‘Mwana Mugimu’ (healthy child). Over the next f...
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Untitled - 12/Mar/2009 06:33 - 5511 days ago
Uptown Kampala - for the office of Mr Museveni, swanky hotels& boutiques, verdant surroundings& a rather large shopping ...
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Untitled - 11/Mar/2009 19:28 - 5512 days ago
Downtown Kampala - home of the taxi parks, compact bustle, hawkers& dust. The name Kampala derives from the Luganda express...
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Pebble - 11/Mar/2009 19:15 - 5512 days ago
It seems it is impossible for me to go anywhere, without acquiring a cat. Meet Pebble, otherwise known as 'Compound Cat'. I am...
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Untitled - 11/Mar/2009 09:36 - 5512 days ago
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Matoke Tours - 11/Mar/2009 09:02 - 5512 days ago
The mushy, yellow mash which makes Matoke, is a staple of the Ugandan diet. Made from plantain, the 'green bananas' are peeled, ...
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Ssese Islands, Jan 09 - 11/Mar/2009 06:43 - 5512 days ago
Girls' trip to the Ssese Islands - situated on the northwest of Lake Victoria. The Ssese archipelago consists of 84 islands; eac...
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007 - 06/Mar/2009 10:30 - 5517 days ago
James Bond party. Even Ursula Andress came....
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Safari'tastic - 05/Mar/2009 11:52 - 5518 days ago
Following the monkey business in Bwindi, the intrepid explorers continued in search of more Ugandan National Parks -& they w...
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Gorilla Groupie - 05/Mar/2009 10:25 - 5518 days ago
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (sounds like something from 'Harry Potter', doesn't it?) is on the edge of the western rift valley, i...
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Ugandan/Italian nuptials - 07/Jan/2009 15:01 - 5575 days ago
I had the pleasure of being invited to a swish wedding reception in Mukono district a few weeks ago - quite a grand affair with ...
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New Year, Rwanda - 07/Jan/2009 14:52 - 5575 days ago
Hopped over the border to see in 2009, starting in the capital, Kigali& then heading to another lake (Kivu) to see how the V...
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Christmas 2008; Lake Bunyonyi - 07/Jan/2009 14:25 - 5575 days ago
Fellow VSOs& I packed up our jingle bells for a few days at Lake Bunyonyi - 'place of little birds'. The area is dotted wit...
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Colleagues - 16/Dec/2008 16:46 - 5597 days ago
Eva, my fundraising counterpart; Paul, the Lobbying& Advocacy Officer; Stephen, works in the field. Bonding& boozing aft...
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My house - 16/Dec/2008 16:21 - 5597 days ago
This is my cosy home on Mawanda Road, which I share with salamanders, cockroaches, mosquitoes& the occasional frog....
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The flicks - 10/Dec/2008 08:48 - 5603 days ago
My local bar, 'Bubbles', runs a movie night every Tuesday. It's like being at the open air theatre, only the seats are comfier, ...
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Nicola&Gus lose their sea-legs... - 10/Dec/2008 08:43 - 5603 days ago
A fun day's sailing on Lake Victoria& then the whole world turns upside down......
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The Feast of 'Sinterklaas' - 10/Dec/2008 06:35 - 5603 days ago
The last few months have been as much an education in all things Dutch as they have been Ugandan… this weekend played host to ...
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Fort Portal weekend– 28th – 30th November - 10/Dec/2008 06:32 - 5603 days ago
A happy weekend was spent with the Dutch bunch (Renzo, Marlies, Guustaaf, Alien& Andre) in Fort Portal. Situated in the nort...
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