The Joy’s and Heartbreak’s of cycling through Mabira Forest

Mabira Forest is one of those great day trip locations, an hours drive out of Kampala city, and you find yourself under a canopy of trees and sounds of the rainforest. I signed up for a MCU day trip cycling though one of many ambiguous paths and trails in the forest and its surrounding community. The group I … More The Joy’s and Heartbreak’s of cycling through Mabira Forest

The Pee Chronicles

It starts with a tingle. A reflexive contraction of the pelvic floor muscles that may leave you a little wide-eyed and anxious. Then begins to accumulate into a dull ache, impossible to ignore, as much as you clench and squeeze and twist your legs together. An ache that jolts you acutely into the moment, you … More The Pee Chronicles

14 festivals for 2014

I suppose I should begin with wishing you all an intrepid new year! I know we’re practically done with January already but I believe it’s (sometimes)  better late than never, (and i think this is one of those times!). I had to put all wanderlust thoughts in a dark, forgotten locker at the back of my mind during … More 14 festivals for 2014

Movement, Trust, and Thought: Climbing Luwazi Rock

After long spells of city bound life, there’s nothing more refreshing than driving through the countryside. The road becomes less congested, the air fresher, the landscape greener, and you begin to feel rested before you even reach your destination. On the 10th of August, in the back of a little Rav4 and some interesting ladies, I … More Movement, Trust, and Thought: Climbing Luwazi Rock

Update

I’m back in Uganda. Actually I’ve been back since the end of March, in time for the Easter holiday, and I’ve just been posting all the travel tales I had written up but failed to post in time. Technically this post is about 2 weeks late! Posting blog updates in real time is harder than … More Update

Cinema Culture

I assumed that going to watch a movie in a cinema is pretty much the same experience everywhere in the world, wouldn’t you? Like most assumptions, I was proven wrong with a trip to the Filmstaden, located between Ullevi outdoor arena and Scandinavium indoor arena in the city center of Gothenburg. Well, the general procedure;- buy a ticket, … More Cinema Culture

Magical Haga

There is a street I stumbled upon during one of the free days I had wandering Gothenburg. A series of back street alleyways, that stretch out for miles, filled with small, individualistic stores and cafes, ranging from tea and spice shops, antique stalls, café’s with benches and blankets out. A total hipsters paradise! I was … More Magical Haga