Mombasa is the setting of some of my favorite childhood holiday memories. Growing up in East Africa, it was (probably still is) the epitome family holiday destination, especially for us land locked Ugandans! Needless to say, I’ve been there countless times (north and south coast) yet when the suggestion of heading to Mombasa comes up, … More Memories, Mud and Mombasa in May
Gorilla tracking at Bwindi was more than I ever expected it to be. I wonder why I hadn’t done it before, especially since its just a few hours drive from my hometown. This lush forest is a place which some of the greatest creatures on earth call home, and cohabit peacefully; the Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees … More Visiting the relatives
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
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
One thing I absolutely loved, (and adjusted quite well to) in Sweden was the charming tradition of Fika! (pronounced “fee-ka”) What is Fika? Well its enjoying an evening tea or coffee, accompanied with something sweet, both of which Sweden’s got in plenty! As you can probably already tell, I’m more of a tea person, and was thrilled … More Your day is not complete without Fika!
On a particularly cold morning my mother asked a friendly Swedish man, (who was part of the team who organized our stand at the tourism trade fair), how they manage to keep warm in this dreadful weather, and he simply replied, “with warm hearts”.
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