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Photos: Relaxing on the Rock at Lake Mburu

UGANDA | Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Relaxing on the Rock at Lake Mburu

UGANDA | Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | Views [385]

With my birthday landing on the last teaching day of the academic year it seemed only fitting that we should go away for a treat weekend.  Luckily on the last day of term school finishes at noon so I dashed home as soon as the children had been ... Read more >


Photos: Camping and Chimp Tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park

UGANDA | Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Camping and Chimp Tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park

UGANDA | Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | Views [403]

A long weekend close to the end of term gave us the perfect opportunity to explore more of Uganda.  Ravi had passed his ‘tests’ so it was time to see if he could cope with a longer excursion.  We managed to get as far as Mbarara ... Read more >


Photos: Exploring Kampala's Environs Part 4: Bahai Temple

UGANDA | Saturday, 17 May 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Exploring Kampala's Environs Part 4: Bahai Temple

UGANDA | Saturday, 17 May 2014 | Views [1239]

Way up on a hill in the north of Kampala is a temple visible from many parts of the city, it turns out this is the Bahai Temple. So one Saturday afternoon we thought we would have a walk out and check it out being the culture vultures that we are! ... Read more >


Photos: Calling in at Ssezibwa Falls on the Way to Jinja

UGANDA | Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Calling in at Ssezibwa Falls on the Way to Jinja

UGANDA | Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Views [878]

After Ravi’s excellent performance last time out we decided to test him a bit further with another trip to Jinja. Now we have been here quite a lot but we do love it and it makes a great weekend getaway from Kampala. We always like to try to ... Read more >


Photos: Exploring Kampala's Environs Part 3: Mpanga Forest Reserve

UGANDA | Thursday, 1 May 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Exploring Kampala's Environs Part 3: Mpanga Forest Reserve

UGANDA | Thursday, 1 May 2014 | Views [641]

May Day is a national holiday in Uganda, so instead of kicking our heels around the flat we decided to test Ravi, our troublesome Toyota Rav 4 with a day trip out of Kampala. We had read about a small tract of forest only 40km down the Masaka Road so ... Read more >


Photos: 5 Days in Istanbul

TURKEY | Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | Photo Gallery


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5 Days in Istanbul

TURKEY | Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | Views [460]

As we were flying back to Uganda on Turkish Airways it seemed daft not to stop off in Istanbul for a few days on the way. This is a city that we had longed fancied visiting with its east meets west culture and thousands of years’ worth of history, ... Read more >


Photos: Back in England Again

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Back in England Again

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | Views [250]

We seem to have been back in England quite a lot recently, but when we found out that my nephew Rob was getting married, how could we not be there? Plus my sister would kill me if I wasn’t (only joking Kath). So I found myself flying back to England ... Read more >


Photos: Anniversary Treat at Lagoon Resort

UGANDA | Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Anniversary Treat at Lagoon Resort

UGANDA | Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | Views [226]

Time flies by doesn’t it? Six years since we got married in Sri Lanka and here were are celebrating our anniversary in Uganda. We fancied somewhere special to celebrate and chose Lagoon Resort. Well my mum and dad stayed here when they were visiting ... Read more >


Photos: Around Uganda with the Parents

UGANDA | Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Around Uganda with the Parents

UGANDA | Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | Views [259]

Our parents were in Africa for the first time in their lives and we hoped we could show them why we’d chosen to move here.  People generally find it difficult to view huge swathes of this continent in a good light but underneath the negative ... Read more >


Heading South in Search of Peace and a Rare Wolf

ETHIOPIA | Saturday, 4 Jan 2014 | Views [430] | Comments [1]

We were up early to drive the 20kms or so to the airport and catch the 9.30am flight to Addis Ababa.  Everyone was present and correct early so we set off early.  Someone was at the airport in Addis to meet us and we were on our way for the ... Read more >


Photos: Heading South in Search of Peace and a Rare Wolf

ETHIOPIA | Saturday, 4 Jan 2014 | Photo Gallery


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