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Nile Perch - The Great Hunt

I havent been very good with blogging of late and will give this one the best shot i can in 20minutes remaining! Last week, when we arrived back from the rapids, we were faced with two tough choices: Murchenson Falls or Lake Victoria. But we had a common mission - to catch some of the last 50+kg...

permalink written by  afrikawasbeer on December 9, 2009 from Jinja, Uganda
from the travel blog: Traveling Africa Overland



Nile River Explorers

Day 1: Orientation started at 8:30 where we had some breakfast. We will be 3 boats on the river today, with our boat (Neill, Iak and I) doing the rapids over two days. So we packed our stuff and drove down to the river, were we launched and splashed around. Training drills included flipping the...

permalink written by  afrikawasbeer on December 3, 2009 from Jinja, Uganda
from the travel blog: Traveling Africa Overland



'A haiku journey around the world' by DE Wasake (Ugandan poet)

Classical warmth Snow falling heavily, Am sitted by the fireplace; Beethoven is warming my soul. Chang in the Field, Chang in the Field, Planting rice, The wind blows gently. Walking by the docks Walking by the docks, Marley is playing, Conch* is frying. In Osaka In...

permalink written by  afrikawasbeer on December 1, 2009 from Jinja, Uganda
from the travel blog: Traveling Africa Overland



Go East!

From Cameroon we flew out of Douala on Thursday. We have always planned to fly across the Congo and other Central African countries to get to Uganda and start the East leg. But what we didnt expect is that we will have a days stop over in Joburg. My flipping kief pal from back in the day came to...

permalink written by  afrikawasbeer on November 30, 2009 from Jinja, Uganda
from the travel blog: Traveling Africa Overland



A summary of week 4

Wow, I have not blogged for quite some time but will keep up with summarising the weeks as they go by, although it seems ages ago but can strangely still remember everything despite the fact that I'm doing so much every day! The time now is just going far too fast and I cannot believe that I am...

permalink written by  Laura_Smith on July 14, 2009 from Jinja, Uganda
from the travel blog: Laura's little summer break



Food in Uganda

OK so as I sit on the computer e-mailing etc I am currently enjoying a cup of freshly ground coffee and a warm homemade peanut butter cookie. These cookies are absolutely amazing and given that I am enjoying them so much I feel it necessary to recod how good they actually are and inform you...

permalink written by  Laura_Smith on July 2, 2009 from Jinja, Uganda
from the travel blog: Laura's little summer break



A summary of week 3

Wow, this week has probably been my favourite week here so far! Last week we chilled out a lot more and only indulged in alcohol on a couple of nights in comparison to the pretty much every night previously! I've continued with attending the orphangae, which I love. It still amazes me that...

permalink written by  Laura_Smith on June 29, 2009 from Jinja, Uganda
from the travel blog: Laura's little summer break



A summary of week 2

So I've started my third week at the orphanage today and cannot believe how quickly the time is going! Last week was such a blast though... I spend every morning at the orphanage and very little changes. I look after the children, although tend to look after the same children...in fact if I...

permalink written by  Laura_Smith on June 22, 2009 from Jinja, Uganda
from the travel blog: Laura's little summer break



A summary of week 1

Ok, So so much has happened since last time I blogged. I've been spending a lot more time at the orphanage and discovered after leaving last Wednesday with both baby sick and wee on me looking after the babies are the way forward. They all wear nappies, require very little entertainment thus...

permalink written by  Laura_Smith on June 15, 2009 from Jinja, Uganda
from the travel blog: Laura's little summer break



First day volunteering

Today we started at the orphanage. So having got up and eaten breakfast, which consisted of chippati (Tom no doubt you will comment that I've spelt that completely wring!) and pineapple, we headed to the orphanage for our first day. When we went through the gates we werren't too sure what to...

permalink written by  Laura_Smith on June 9, 2009 from Jinja, Uganda
from the travel blog: Laura's little summer break



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