3 November 2016

Tanzania: An Introduction

This post is the last country profile that I’ll be doing for now as I close in on my evaluation of East Africa. It covers some of the different aspects of Tanzania, such as its size, history, and whether it can indeed be considered as being in East Africa…

27 October 2016

A Tourist Guide to Kenya (without Safari)

Safari means “to travel” in Swahili and has evolved into more or less anything where you move around to look at animals. It is a prime activity in our search for a Decent Profile Pic. Kenya is one of the international hotspots for going on safari and yet despite being here for a month I […]

20 October 2016

The Kenya Business Scene

Of all the places I’ve been to on my East African tour, Kenya has been the most business-y. Nairobi itself is quite a metropolis, with recognisable multinational names tagging onto tall, glass buildings around the city. What’s more, there’s a pretty busy start up culture meaning it isn’t uncommon to see an office with exposed […]

13 October 2016

How and why mobile money (M-Pesa) works in Kenya

One of the things that quickly becomes apparent after spending more than a day in Kenya is the ubiquity of mobile money. By this I broadly mean using your mobile phone to pay for stuff, something often cited in the UK and elsewhere as the next generation of money which is “surely going to take off next […]

6 October 2016

Kenya: An Introduction

This is a post that gives some background on the country of Kenya, the third of my trip across East Africa, and described by many as the most developed in the region. In this, we cover some of the fundamentals of what Kenya is all about.

29 September 2016

A Wedding in Uganda

When chatting to a lady named Cathy at a house party one Friday she asked if I was free next week to attend her wedding. Without much hesitation I said yes and the following Saturday morning myself and Leoni (German housemate) were off to church.

22 September 2016

The Uganda Business Scene

In this post I will look to give an overview of what is happening from a business perspective in the country of Uganda. This is written through the lens of evaluating different countries in East Africa as I seek out business opportunities in the region.

15 September 2016

Uganda: A Bit More

Continuing from our introduction into Uganda, this post is looking at some of the other elements about the country that I’ve observed and found myself compelled to research. It covers things such as religion, demographics, and street food.

8 September 2016

Uganda: An Introduction

As I continue my trip across the East Africa region I thought I would do a bit of research about the second country I’m visiting, along with some of my initial impressions of the place.

1 September 2016

Getting Settled In Kampala, Uganda

On Sunday morning I collected my bus ticket (£10) from the Kigali terminal and took an aisle seat near the front for an 8am departure. As I’ve documented previously, Rwanda is hilly, and so as we headed up the country there were many windy bits for the bus to sway from side to side. It […]