When Jesse my boyfriend suggested to visit Kampala, I was both excited and scared at the same time. Excited because I’d get to be with him and spend time together. Scared because that means spending time at his best friends house and didn’t know what to expect as Kampala was a fairly new place I’d ever been to.
To my glee Frank and Sarah were nothing but the best hosts and humans. They made our stay in Kampala quite a memorable experience. I can’t pull a serious face recalling ‘fororo’ and the catchy ‘pangea’ quote from Lil Dicky’s Pillow Talking song 😂.
For long distance relationships it’s really about maximizing the most time together but this time round it meant sharing that time with people who made Kampala home to my beau.
Believe it or not I struggled with the idea but would you know, I ended up falling in love with every little bit, nuance, and the very essence of our stay in Kampala. The double date included and all.
I see why people love Kampala now. The warmth of its people, the tasty meals and definitely a place you are free to express and be yourself without a fear of being judged or ridiculed.
What I’m trying to say as someone who spent 4 of the most incredible days of my holiday getting to know Kampala and falling in love with it is that travel can open up scopes you never imagined and enrich relationships if we let it.
From the traversing through the nightly terrain of no-sleep Kampala and meeting easy going people, eating Wandegeya delicacies and various Ugandan eats from places I can’t properly recall their names to experiencing their travel system that is very different from that of Kigali the Kampala I experienced was a really delightful treat. The cherry on the cake was spending it with the incredibly amazing Jesse and my new found friends of his ♡
Here is a bonus video of the double date crew aka kiss squad in KLA:
Until next time; travel, laugh, love and be willing to learn.✌
So recently I got a chance to experience a Belgian superstar from his coming in to the end… You know the one called Stromae (which is the alternation of the word Maestro FYI) more info about him here
I will feature snapshots (unless indicated) from my friend Cyril N of Widepix and a whole gamut of photo ops around the country. He generously gave me a chance to have his pictures grace my blog so here goes:
My co-workers and I- Cyril and Audace got the chance to go wait for him at the airport but unlucky for us, lucky for him- We were not allowed to take his first emotions till the next day at his press conference…
That was just a little of the woes we had to go through, I mean even with all that we didn’t quit so we eventually got to the concert and I must say I had a ball!
Ok, let these next pictures talk on their own(with my cheesy captions of course on the below)…
So guys check out my good friend Cyril a renowned photojournalist in Kigali. The link below is his flicker page check it out and I know your minds will be blown away. Especially if you have had a penchant to view Kigali through a clear lens; You’ll thank me later after being floored!
Hey, it’s Thursday! Drop all what you are doing and let me tell you this new idea I came up with. So every Thursday, I have committed myself to write something for you up here or on my other blog at Travel Dee Lights and my YouTube Channel Denise Tuyi but my Facebook page TuyiDee Writings & Photography and my twitter and IG pages @tuyidee@tuyidee will be updating my daily stuff though. This is basically my way of being a consistent blogger. So here’s to a commitment that I hope to keep as long as I can. *Clink clink*
So with commitment comes matters of the heart. To me heart and soul is my resounding love for music. So I just want to light it down a little and drive you guys to a serene moment in my day as a writer. Sometimes I write with my earphones on location and sometimes I just blast the music up loud. It is in these moments that my literary crazies bop and come to life. Back to business, I wrote this tribute to my love, M U S I C!!! (Insert as many heart emojis you can think of here) *drops mic*
The world is music:- In the company of boring individuals your solace is your favorite beat jamming slowly in the midst of the awkward banter of the unnerving camaraderie. In the moment of your alone space and time, the blasting of your earphones sends spasms of delight to your inner being. In the comfort of your family car you all bop heads to the classic timeless songs that are near and dear to you all. Basically, music has a soothing ambiance when put in its rightful place i.e everywhere.
I have an uncanny selection of my playlist, I have a variety of songs and genres that help define who and what I believe in. Of course I am not biased in my choice but to really get to the crux of my heart and soul the music vibe has to be appealing. I can close my eyes and the song will touch all the nooks and cranny of my whole being. The softness, the uptempo the utterly mashed up din that remains the ultimate strained beat you could ever dream of conjuring are the kinds of music that has me swaying.
Just to be clear, there is no particular way to get your groove going. I dance in the any-which-how way kind of dance and it just goes with the cadence of the beat. You could bop your head, move your legs or whatever tickles your fancy. Well, I ain’t no hype lady but if my favorite song plays, I shall let all that lark in my vicinity drop all they have and shindig to the beats of that sound.
To the lovers of music and all that radiates musical tunes and the dreamers that feel like they want to create something musical, this is for you. Turn those beats up today and let the music take you where you really belong… The Sound-waves utopia…