Mzungu the Local Celebrity

3 Nov

While wandering through East Africa you will begin to wonder who is this Mzungu you keep hearing about. You always seem to just miss him as people always start yelling his name while you are around. Mzungu is obviously the word for a foreigner and as a white man in Africa you kind of stick out a little… Children run to the road side to shout out your Mzungu name and wave at you. It’s definitely fun but after a while this travel bum realized this is the closest he’s ever getting to celebrity status. Until next time my Mzungu’s.


2 Responses to “Mzungu the Local Celebrity”

  1. Kat November 6, 2012 at 12:20 AM #

    Lol. No, Mzungu means white person. The term for foreigner is different in all the different languages in Uganda. Mzungu is a common term, though.

    Enjoy your travels, Foggy. You’ll find Rwanda to be more organised than Uganda.

    • FoggyTravels November 12, 2012 at 9:26 AM #

      Hey Kat,

      Ya Rwanda was way more organized than Uganda but not as friendly. As for Mzungu though, I was traveling with people from India and they were also called Mzungu…

      Thanks for the read!

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