When I am travelling, touring or just out in Kampala, I always have my Samsung Wave with me. Although I have to deal with its awful operating system Bada, there are some nice options. For instance the panorama mode for the camera. Over the year I took some nice shots with my mobile to post them on Facebook or Twitter. Here is a collection of my panorama shots from East Africa. Which one do you like most? Continue Reading →
Sorting all the pictures I took here in Uganda and East Africa, I found some documenting our christmas eve in Fort Portal visiting Malu and Jonathan, two volunteers working at Tooro Botanical Gardens.
We had some great time with cooking, chatting, reading christmas stories and other stuff including some alcoholic drinks. So at one point of christmas eve all the four of us tried to become creative: We started to paint the walls by things that just came to our mind.
Unlike in Germany, it was a very different christmas experience just being free and creative whilst listening to loud electronic dub sounds. Lovely… <3
Today we are going to start our East African trip through Ruanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Kenya. First stop: Kigali! 🙂 Have a look where we want to go.
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Curious about the environment like all the time, JEEP was celebrating the World Environment Day (WED) on Tuesday, 5th June 2012 in the areas of Masaka and Kasese where we exhibited and showed our skills and activities. Theme of this years WED was the Green Economy.
JEEP participated in events in both areas and exhibited a number of energy saving technologies including the TLUD stove, Sarai cooker, hay basket cookers, charcoal stoves and built up shielded rocket stoves on that day. Other things displayed were alternative energy fuels and techniques to contain energy including solar, briquettes, tree seedlings and the “Liter of Light”
Recently I developed the promotion page for an energy saving stove called Mwoto.
The MWOTO cookstove was developed within the ‘Promoting Improved Top-Lit Updraft (TLUD) Cookstoves in Uganda” project by CREEC. It’s one of the Biomass Energy Initiative for Africa (BEIA) projects running all over Africa. This stove is a TLUD and this means that it’s lit from above with high energy and high efficiency capabilities. The stove burns efficiently and cleanly that is why its recommended for both household and institutional use.
Together with some staff members of the Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) we brought up a really lovely one page website that perfectly shows the benefits of the stove and how it has to be used.
Have a look at the work that we have done under mwotostove.com!
Some time ago I made a trip with Maxi to Ssese Islands, an archipelago of eighty-four islands in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria in Uganda. Taking a ferry from Entebbe you reach Kalangala within 4 hours. Over there we stayed at the Hornbill camp. Hosted by the German owners, we stayed in a small bantu within the camp which is easy but really lovely, full of art and inspiration and definitely a chilling and relaxing place. Just forgot to present you some of the pictures I took over there. Here u go! Everybody visiting Uganda definitely has to go there… 😉
Lately on the roads of Kampala 🙂
I took lots of photos in Fort Portal. Of course I do not want to withhold any of those photos from you. So here we go with the next post and photos, this time about the famous Kyaninga Lodge at one of the crater lakes in Fort Portal.
Kyaninga Lodge – Search for it at Google and it will be one of the first hits showcased by famous travel websites like tripadvisor with best ratings. And it’s true: with its tremendous and stunning views, with its extraordinary accomodation and its great service, Kyaninga seems to be one of the most exclusive lodges in Uganda. BUT: waaaaaay too expensive for me 😀 Continue Reading →
Spending some time in the region of Fort Portal, I visited ‘Tooro Botanical Gardens’ which are showcasing and conserving a diverse living plant collection from the Albertine Rift region of Uganda. TBG describes itself as followed:
This wonderful public garden is a unique environment where a variety of flowers, medicinal plants vegetables and fruits are grown. It is a magical place to wander around, taste locally grown fruits and vegetables and get to know the rich biodiversity of the region. Especially birds find a favourable environment here. Continue Reading →