by Richard | Sep 21, 2014 | Africa, Creative Writing, Travel, Uganda
Up at 09h00 and off. I have my letter, hat, sunscreen, and the weather’s looking beautiful.
by Richard | Sep 10, 2014 | Africa, Journalism, Travel, Uganda
When you travel long enough, and you meet enough people, you’ll eventually come across a properly unrecorded myth. A story that people in an area know and which might have existed for a time in the national historical memory, but has nevertheless since retreated into obscurity. There’s a story about the concrete thrones of Idi Amin that structured the antics below. And it’s a myth of that sort.
by Richard | Apr 15, 2012 | Africa, Journalism, Podcast, Travel, Uganda
[Taken from the Ugandan Journals]
In transit at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, I bought a copy of Six Months in Sudan by James Maskalyk. I vacillated over the decision to buy it. Mostly because of not wanting to draw shillings from the ATM just for a book. In the end, of course, I would.
by Richard | Dec 15, 2011 | Africa, Journalism, Photography, Travel, Uganda, UncategorizedThere are twenty four minutes left on this laptop battery. Power to the plugs in ‘hotel’ Tropikana (don’t ask) has failed, though the lights work absolutely fine. Outside is a little dark, and slightly infused with the smell of burnt trash and...
by Richard | Dec 10, 2011 | Africa, Travel, Uganda, UncategorizedThis post should have gone up two days ago. But packing can be such a demanding mistress. Have I put in too little? Too much? Do I really need an extra bandage in the first aid section? (yes) Have the extra batteries for the camcorder arrived? (No). And so it has...
by Richard | Oct 1, 2011 | Africa, Democ. Rep. of Congo, Travel, UgandaTwo years and some some change ago, on a dark rooftop in Addis Ababa, I recall having my thousandth Ethiopian espresso with Jonathan, a friend and adventuresome soul who had come to join me for my days in the country on my slow road north to Cairo. I can’t...