OCEAN SPELL

Little hungry soul wanderers dreamt of a day tucked in the ocean breezes wading through the humid air in each other’s company. Fairly a dream, a desire in its mucking state that came knocking its doors, unexpectedly sooner, over a call of laughter sky high and untainted excitement. K1: Heeyyy can I steal you next…

ELEPHANT HILL, ABERDARES 3/3

Disclaimer: Before reading Part 3, click here for Part 2 to get the gist of the story…. If you already did, carry on… 🙂 If you were me, in NORMAL sport shoes, you’d say the same thing. Trust me. The place was very picturesque but made all the worse by the thick mud that clung to my…

ELEPHANT HILL, ABERDARES 2/3

Disclaimer: Before reading Part 2, click here for Part 1 to get the gist of the story…. If you already did, carry on… 🙂 We had a quick stopover at a café for breakfast, bought snacks in a nearby supermarket and bought gloves and a marvin. As we approached our destination, the temperature dropped significantly….

ELEPHANT HILL, ABERDARES 1/3

A few months ago, my two friends (Peter and Bernard) and I decided to take on the challenge of the infamous Elephant Hill situated in the Aberdare Ranges southern end, 90 km north of Nairobi. Truth be told, I didn’t know this hiking expedition would be as tough as what people made it seem on…

FLYBOARDING IN MOMBASA

Picture this: You silkily gliding through the cool salty waters of the Indian Ocean like a Mermaid, jumping through the waves like a dolphin and then finally shooting up into the heavens like Iron Man. Sounds cool right? Well if you happen to be in Mombasa and have an afternoon and Kshs. 10,000/100 USD to…

ZIP LINING IN JINJA

It is quite unfortunate that the previous day we received a call from the Travel agency informing us that the bungee jumping park was closed indefinitely. Earlier on, Amy had gotten us the best deal of the century (100,000Ugx/ 27 USD for the jump). Super cheap right?! After all, it would be another activity checked…

ROLEX

A Rolex . Most of you would know it as a timepiece but in Uganda, it’s a very popular greasy snack that is sold at ubiquitous roadside stalls. It is essentially an omelette  wrapped in a chapati or many chapatis (“roll eggs”). There are variations; each egg and chapati that you eat, is 500 Ugx therefore,…

JINJA

Jinja city is in the South East of Uganda, on the Victoria Nile River, near Lake Victoria. It’s approximately 2 hours (70km) away from Kampala. Apparently, on 3rd August 1958, John Hanning Speke discovered the source of the Nile which is a small spot along the shoreline in Jinja – where we were going. Many…

GADDAFI MOSQUE

Gaddafi Mosque seats on what is now known as Kampala Hill (old Kampala) which is one of the Seven (7) major hills in the city. I was pretty excited to enter a Mosque for the first time in my life. This Mosque is a tourist attraction, so expect to pay a small fee of 5000…

HOLY CREPE (REVIEW)

I am a sucker for views. Give me good food and a good view and I am easily impressed. Holy Crepe gave me the best of both worlds. For a day that started off without a sense of direction, this was a perfect place to unwind and hit the reset button. Holy Crepe is in…