Kampala Life


Chapti: A delicious African flatbread that is prepared most weeks in many Ugandan homes. 

These stands are EVERYWHERE in Kampala. Seeing these are part of normal life lately. Although I can’t eat them, because Chapti = gluten galore. And Kampala hasn’t really mastered gluten free very well, so doubt I can find any gluten free versions. But, I have heard they are amazing! Kind of like a crepe.

Kampala is a crazy city. I have been here once before but that was only for 2 weeks. This time I am here for 3.5 months. That is a whole different scenario. The thing that surprises me most is the traffic! It is very unpredictable and when it rains, all chaos breaks loose. Two days ago, we were driving a 3.5km distance and it took us 3 hours. 3 HOURS PEOPLE! It had just rained and EVERY road had a traffic jam! Literally the whole city left work at the same time and was at a stand still. I could not believe it.

When you get out of the city it is actually quite enjoyable. Back in 1909, Sir Winston Churchill called Uganda “the Pearl of Africa” – a century later, Lonely Planet voted Uganda the No. 1 destination for 2012.


Europe Cafes: Oslo

With the help of our very good friend, Daz, we found this incredible cafe in Oslo. This cafe is known for their barista, Tim Wendelboe. Tim has won 3 Nordic Roaster competitions and 2004 World Barista Champion. A very talented man!

We opted to do a coffee tasting and learnt about the different flavours. It was amazing and I highly recommend it. We walked out of there satisfied and highly caffeinated! Perfect for a day of roaming the town.



Europe Cafes: Stockholm

Oh Stockholm, you are my favourite. This was one of the best cafes we found in Stockholm,  johan & nystrom. It had such a great local, community vibe. It was nice to sit outside in the sun sipping our coffees before we adventured into the city for the day.

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A must to try as well is: Mellqvist Kaffebar. I didn’t get any photos because I was too busy enjoying the cute little cafe and amazing coffee. So you’re going to have to trust me on this one!

Savannah in the Savanna

This little blog for the time being has inadvertently turned into a travel blog, which I am ok with. I am currently in the process of figuring out what to do next with this blog. But, for now you will just have to enjoy some African posts from my current trip to Africa.
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The Great Ocean Road Day 1

A few weeks ago, my family and I decided to take a road trip down to The Great Ocean Road, which is in the state of Victoria. It was absolutely breathtaking! I have never seen such beautiful oceanside and vast country side!

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Europe Cafes: Barcelona Edition

Woki Organic Cafe was recommended by a friend from Sydney. It was a great recommendation! Woki had a great variety of gluten free food and also very fresh options. Which is a treat when travelling. The coffee was average but the thats ok because the Barcelona vibe made up for it.

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Cafes: Paris Edition

I must admit it has taken almost 2 months to start this but better late than never!!! I am starting a new blog series about all the amazing cafes I experienced in Europe.

My two favourites from Paris were Cafe Pinson and Merci..

Cafe Pinson was great for many reasons but especially because it had organic and gluten free food and because it had a bomb almond milk latte.

Merci was a cafe, bookstore and home ware store all mixed into one beautifully designed afternoon.

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And i just have to mention one that I didn’t get ANY photos of…. It was my favourite place in Paris, mainly because I could everything! It was this cute little hidden cafe called, NOGLU. I think I was too excited about the chocolate cake to take photos! I still have dreams about that cake!!

Europe Trip: Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, the last stop on our European holiday. And what a stop it was. Istanbul is a city spread out over two different continents, Europe and Asia, hence the saying, “Where East Meets West.” You can easily just take a ferry ride across the Bosporus Straight to the Asian Side. We found Istanbul so diverse, like no other place we saw in Europe.  It was interesting hearing the voice that would echo out through the city during the call to pray times. This would even happen in the middle of the night!

Everything from the beautiful mosques, to the food (Turkish Delight…hello, so good!), to the ability to just hop continents,  to the crazy busy Grand Bazaar…I would have to say this was a great place to finish up our European trip!

The Blue Mosque…not very blue is it??

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