Kampala’s Swimming Pool Survey

Pickling myself poolside! It just calls to me! Ain’t that pretty! ISO: A cutie to direct me Now while my friends in Washington DC are watching a freak snowstorm dust the city, I’m on the lookout for something a lot more fun: the best swimming pool in Kampala. This task…

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Ugandans Don’t like Bush Either

Ugandans understand the horror of a stupid President Pray for peace Too busy to hate After my Ethiopia Experience, I’ve returned to Uganda so that when I leave Africa in mid-April, I’ll leave on a good note. In that, I’ve been having some of the most interesting conversations with the…

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Birthday Boy on the Boat

It’s not 30, but 29 for the second time! Swab the deck, matie! Here I am, turning twenty-nine for the second time, while crossing Lake Victoria on a bucket of bolts that would do the ‘Africa Queen’ proud. In between kamikaze mosquito attacks, I wonder what I am doing here….

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White-Knuckle Rafting the Nile

Oxygen is under-rated when you swallow half the Nile While the locals tease her by going over the many rapids just holding onto plastic jerry cans, we, the intrepid white-water rafters from distant lands, are going to challenge the mighty Nile River’s rapids in life vests, helmets, big boats, and…

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Just Kicking It in Kampala

Don’t let the Kampala Tax Man get ya! Watch it, Buddy! pick one, any one! mugging for the camera not the nightlife I wanted… Today I’m gonna take you on a little tour of Kampala, Uganda’s equatorial capital, and the fun starts even before I step out into the equatorial…

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And Uganda Express Wins 1-0!

Uganda Express owns Nakivubo Stadium! Come on Uganda Express! As the cool breeze attempted to defuse the afternoon heat, giant ibis rode the currents to new heights while down below a pitched battle between Uganda and Somalia raged. To the beat of sticks and fists against drums and metal signs,…

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Wednesday’s To Do List: Cross the Equator ~check, Forge the Nile ~check

Two for one: cross the equator and the nile in one day! Can we go now? Better than a Day Job Down Below: the Nile River! Today is was time for me to pack up and leave Kisumu for Uganda’s capital, Kampala and the trip was an adventure, starting with…

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