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Kampala – makk.us

Tag: Kampala

  • Panorama in East Africa

    Panorama in East Africa

    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…

  • Kampala Downtown or: CHAOS

    Lately on the roads of Kampala 🙂

  • Breakdance Project Uganda or: ‘Bouncing Cats’

    UNITING THE CHILDREN OF UGANDA THROUGH BREAKDANCE AND HIP HOP CULTURE Another really nice project was brought to my attention in the last weeks while I was frequently visiting a good friend of mine here in Kampala. She is staying together with Abramz, a break dancer and singer whom I got to know as a really sympathetic…

  • Gaddafi Mosque

    Gaddafi Mosque

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    The Uganda Moslem Supreme Council Mosque – also known as Gaddafi Mosque – is the largest mosque in Uganda with a seating capacity of 15,000. Located on Old Kampala hill,  it is shaping the skyline of the eastern part of Kampala city. With its Minaret Tower on top of the hill, the Mosque is not only a…

  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

    Lately it’s been quiet on my blog and there’s exactly one reason for it: Christmas time! For the work at J.E.E.P.  it means not really a lot of things to do as everybody is preparing to go out of Kampala to their homes in the different regions of Uganda. And for the Christmas time in…

  • MY ‘NEW’ OLD CAMERA LENS

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    Recently I received a package from my parents with some stuff for my camera! Soooo great: a second battery and more important: the Leitz Vario-Elmar-R 1:4,5/75-200mm camera lens which my dad already used to take great photos in the late 70s. 🙂 Having this fabulous, quality optics in my equipment now, I can even take…

  • Barefoot Power – Customer Appreciation Day

    Barefoot Power – Customer Appreciation Day

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    Barefoot Power Uganda Ltd. is a social enterprise that focuses on providing affordable lighting and phone charging products specifically for low income populations that do not have access to electricity. As J.E.E.P. does as well, they believe that energy access is one of the key building blocks of economic development and the first step to alleviate…

  • BEIA – Biomass Energy Initiative Africa

    BEIA – Biomass Energy Initiative Africa

    Biomass is and will continue to be a predominant local source of energy in Sub‐Saharan Africa for many decades, since it is used for a lot of purposes. More than three billion people worldwide rely on biomass for cooking and heating. In addition to unsustainable utilisation of biomass, the use of indoor open fires represents an…

  • Kiseka market – Heaven of spare parts

    Wenn man Auto-Ersatzteile braucht, gibt es in Kampala viele Orte, an denen man seinen Kram besorgen kann. Jedoch sollte man zuerst mal an DEM prädestinierten Ort vorbeischauen: Dem Kiseka Market. Hier gibt es nahezu alles, was sich der Autofahrer aus Uganda so wünscht. Da hier zu 95% eh nur japanische Autos auf den Straßen fahren, braucht man sich…

  • Paul’s Wedding

    So, endlich komm ich mal zum schreiben hier. 😛 Am 08.10. – also schon vor über zwei Wochen – haben wir unsere erste ugandische Hochzeit miterlebt! Nachdem wir schon Donnerstags vorher den Junggesellenabschied von Paul, dem Bräutigam, AUSGIEBIG (Smirnoff <3) gefeiert hatten, ging es am Samstag morgen erst zu J.E.E.P. frühstücken, um dann mit allen…