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a cycling safari: staying at Rwakobo rock

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

I hoped I’d tell you about an experience in Lake Mburo national park, but the truth is I only came close to it. Our trip to Rwakobo rock was the closest I got to the park, where I got to experience the beauty of the wild. Gunvor, Anita and I set off from Kampala in the ...

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Teaching English in Korea: The Real Story

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

When I decided to teach English in South Korea, I had this romantic notion that everyone would be nicer there than in New York. I truly believed with my whole heart that I would have better friends there and that South Korea would solve all the problems of my life in the United States. I ...

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getting around kampala with safe boda

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Getting around Kampala can be a menace. If you aren’t too familiar with the roads and traffic peak hours, then you might end up in traffic for hours!! Our transport options include private cars, public mini-buses and the famous boda-bodas. Ugandans use bodas frequently and most people have a few trusted boda guys they can rely ...

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staying at the boma guesthouse

Saturday, October 21, 2017

As a mini-celebration of my birthday which was on the 18th, I’m grateful to have had the chance to explore one of Entebbe’s fine B&B’s. As I mentioned before in my previous post, getting to Entebbe is pretty easy if there isn’t any traffic jam. The best route if you are driving from Kampala, is ...

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scenic hike around lake bunyonyi

Friday, September 15, 2017

Carolyn, Kelsey, Frank and I spent a weekend in the calm surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi. I took a little longer than expected to piece this post together as I have been a lot busier lately trying to sort out my life goals and plans. Is anyone else going through the same? Trying to figure out how ...

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experience nyege nyege festival

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

This weekend was the Nyege Nyege Festival which took place at Nile Discovery beach. Apparently, Nyege Nyege is a noun meaning “the feeling of a sudden uncontrollable urge to move, shake or dance”. Nyege Nyege was inspired by the legendary World Festival of the Black Arts’ that took place in Dakar Senegal in 1966. This urge ...

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