Tag: Africa

Africa Overland – Part III: South from Kampala

At the end of the last installment, K and I had, by dint of persuasion and gratitude, procured an important certificate from Kampala Interpol. By this time it was close to 6:00 PM and we […]

Africa Overland – Part II: More Red Tape in Kampala

We left off as K and I stood in a very long line outside the Kampala Interpol, a concrete building containing numerous cell-like offices. We were waiting to get a certificate that would affirm that […]

Africa Overland – Part I: Red Tape in Kampala

Once upon a time, not too long ago, I road tripped through the lower third of Africa. It all started when a friend left a job in Uganda for a job in Mozambique. She moved […]

Impressions from an African Road Trip

I recently had the unique opportunity to drive a car through 4 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. The route was from Kampala, Uganda, along the west side of Lake Victoria, into Tanzania, more or […]

Low Context Stranger in a High Context Land

I recently took a trip to Africa and the Middle East – specifically Kenya and Dubai. In Africa, one of my companions, who lives in Uganda, commented that Uganda and Kenya are very high context […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Africa: Part II

(In the last installment, I had just gotten a flat tire on my car.) The next day the tire shop called to say that I would need a new tire. Later, when I picked up […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Africa: Part I

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Africa: Part I For 4 years I have had a Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa card* (I applied for a Bank of America Cloven Hooved Rewards […]