My preferred carry on bag for Uganda, and the world

Suitcase style, or backpack? Lets first start off by explaining the problems I see with most travelers carry on bags. Most people I see carry the same type of bag, that large bulky and rigid suitcase style. What is wrong with the big stiff suitcase style of carry on? In my opinion – everything. The Read More

Can a foreigner buy property in Uganda?

Uganda is a beautiful and growing country, it is no wonder that many foreigners are looking to Uganda to purchase property for both leisure and investment. It is possible for a non-Ugandan to purchase property in Uganda. Individual ownership A foreign individual can easily purchase property in Uganda, although not freehold. You will be purchasing Read More

Ugandans taxed for social media use

In yet another unfair decision by President Museveni, Ugandans are now required to pay to use social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Whatsapp. Museveni’s reason for the social media tax was that he felt there was too much gossip on social media and a tax would encourage less gossip and a focus on Read More

Luganda you might hear your first time to Uganda

Although I did make another post with basic Luganda, allow me to highlight some of the most basic words you will come across in your first few days of coming to Uganda. There is no need to know Luganda to communicate since everyone knows English well, but like any culture, it can be beneficial in Read More

My little friend

In 2017 I met Jonathan, the son of a woman working as a housemaid. At the time of writing this he is 3-1/2 years old. He was my first introduction into how a child with very little can live in this country. Now I know there are varying levels of household income and his situation Read More

What I learned spending time children in Uganda

As a white man traveling around central and southern Uganda it was no surprise that I stood out in a crowd. Most days where I was spending my time I was the only foreigner in sight. I was welcomed by young and old, but the highlight of every day was the excitement and curious looks Read More

Airlines I take from Canada to Uganda

Keep in mind the following is based on my own personal experience flying from Canada to Uganda multiple times per year. Thinking back to my overseas flights across the Atlantic, I have recently flown with British Airways, United, and KLM. British Airways were good. The plane felt clean and comfortable, staff seemed professional. The food Read More

My basic travel gear (I travel light)

I am a busy guy, I like to keep things simple and be able to go at any time. When I travel to the other side of the world my packing typically takes no more than 10 minutes. Simple. Backpack I used to carry around a hard cased bulky carry on. The main problem I Read More

Kingdoms of Uganda

Buganda Buganda is the largest of the traditional kingdoms, comprising about 17% of the population. The capital of Uganda, Kampala, is located in Buganda. The current king of Buganda is Muwenda Mutebi II.   Bunyoro The second largest Ugandan kingdom. Was one of the most powerful kingdoms until its power was taken by Buganda. The Read More

Useful Luganda

English is spoken all throughout Uganda, but learning some Luganda is a great way to connect with Ugandans and to give yourself the challenge and satisfaction of learning another language. *** Good morning – Wasuze otya nno? (lit. ‘how was your night?’) Good afternoon – Osiibye otya nno? (lit. ‘how was your day?’) Good evening Read More

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