A local tradition

I had this entry typed up from a few weeks ago while I was in Tanzania, but for some reason I forgot to publish it........ Its been said that if you get invited to the home of an Tanzanian(or indeed any African) that its both a great honour and experience to you and...

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First impressions of Kampala

Small fragile fingers, skinny malnourished bodies and cries of "please give sir". This is the harsh reality that's commonplace in most African countries, but its one that we have witnessed for ourselves first hand here in Kampala. Kampala lies in stark contrast to...

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Uganda at long last!

Finally after 5 days of travel we reached Kampala in Uganda. The journey was one that would shatter the very foundations of one's religious beliefs! It was without a doubt a fascinating and laborious journey, and one that will have me NEVER again complain about public...

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Off to volunteer in Uganda and Rwanda!

Well in a quick turn of events we've decided due to our visa problems(reasons can be read in my last post entry), to travel to Uganda and volunteer there with a similar organisation/setup as here in Arusha. We've contacted two orphanages in Kampala, Uganda and will...

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Rwandan genocide, a haircut and more corrupton!

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)is an international court established in November 1994 by the United Nations Security Council in order to judge those people responsible for the Rwandan genocide and other serious violations of the international law...

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Corruption, extortion, discrimination and the MZUNGU!

Mzungu - Slang for "white person/man". Its what the locals here call us white people. To put it mildly, its the African equivalent of the term "Nigger" in western society. So we've been living for a month exactly in Tanzania and over that period of time we've come...

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Serengeti report!

The Serengeti is Africa’s most famous game reserve, renowned for its dense predator population and annual wildebeest migration. The Serengeti is so vast and barren that it covers an area of over 15,000km2.…which is the approx size of Northern Ireland! To put it...

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Long weekend = Serengiti!!

Well we've been informed that we don't have to teach monday or tuesday next week due some local tribe celebrations so we decided that instead of scratching ourselves for four days, that we'd go ahead and book a four day safari into the serengiti! So we will be...

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