Travel Blogs from Kigali, Rwanda

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100 Days of Madness, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

100 Days of Madness

A travel blog entry by afrikanskies

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... , but the roadsides are still dotted with chain gangs of prisoners clad in pink jumpsuits picking up litter, awaiting trial. Rwanda’s overstretched justice system has been unable to cope with the vast number of hearings and have resorted to ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by todoconfidel

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The smallest capital city ever?, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The smallest capital city ever?

A travel blog entry by richardandfiona

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... Rwandair Express, you can imagine my delight when we went out onto the tarmac at Nairobi to board a Rwandair Express plane to Kigali. I had never seen a plane that boarded from stairs under the back tail-fin before. The fact that it had previously ...

GTZ projects in Karaba and Kaduha, Karaba and Kaduha, Rwanda travel blog

GTZ projects in Karaba and Kaduha

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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Visit of another street still in contruction in Karaba. And Kaduha, the other one of the two poorest regions in ...

Gorillas in the Mist, Rwanda, Rwanda travel blog

Gorillas in the Mist

A travel blog entry by willyblog

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In our few days in Rwanda we paid a visit to the Genocide museum and memorial in Kigali. It was a very moving tribute and so scary to see how people were influenced to kill on such a scale their friends and neighbours, sometimes in a horrifically brutal ...

The hope of a Nation, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The hope of a Nation

A travel blog entry by bradmccartney

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... money I've made it back to the dark continent again to continue the journey. My plan for this journey was to start in Kigali, Rwanda and finish in Zanzibar, Tanzania. I almost didn't make it to Rwanda. While I was transferring planes in South Africa I ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Kigali Surprise, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali Surprise

A travel blog entry by joseph_hillier

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... at what greeted us.  Fuelled by a great deal of money from foreign (and likely very guilty-feeling) powers, Kigali has developed at almost break-neck speed - there were sidewalks, streetlights (which people actually OBEYED), public gardens, shopping ...

Hotel Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Hotel Rwanda

A travel blog entry by mviglianco

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After stops in Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Burundi, I arrived in Kigali, Rwanda where I was meeting up with Sergey and Liz. I had no idea what to expect of Kigali and Rwanda in general but was still a bit surprised at how modern and nice it really was. ...

Kigali Genocide Memorial, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali Genocide Memorial

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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... people carrying all manner of things along the road again, and several markets forming up on the side of the road. Went to the Kigali Genocide Memorial in town and even though I had read a few book and seem a few movies like “Hotel ...

Machine Gun Kelly, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Machine Gun Kelly

A travel blog entry by annaelise

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... day hiking, no service at that hotel, then transferred last night to the hotel I am at now, at the breakfast table writing in Kigali. We leave in about 30 minutes to sight see before our 1:30 flight to Nairobi. Then I am immediately hopping on a flight ...

GTZ projects in Karaba, Karaba, Rwanda travel blog

GTZ projects in Karaba

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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Karaba is one of the 2 poorest regions in Rwanda (not really poor in comparison with the Congo!). GTZ started here with food security projects. Meanwhile have been associated to the projects many other components: - physical reconstruction - ...

Illness in Africa = unfair, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Illness in Africa = unfair

A travel blog entry by catlangdon

... at Gisimba (Basco, one of them artists grew up there) Most of the artists that work there are well-known throughout Rwanda and Central Africa. They also do local community projects with the children from the area, teaching them intore dancing and art. ...

A time for Goodbyes, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A time for Goodbyes

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... I was surprised to find out that I was going to Ryongo (or something like that), a village about 40 minutes outside of Kigali. I accompanied Désiré and Alice out to the end of a training session for an association of beekeepers. I didn't really do ...

Miracles in Kibeho, Kibeho, Rwanda travel blog

Miracles in Kibeho

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... in Mexico. A priest and several other people were praying and they received a vision that told them to build this monument in Rwanda. It seems like a strange request from God to have given considering what else the funds could have been used for, but I ...

RWANDA, KIGALI, Rwanda travel blog

RWANDA

A travel blog entry by wanderingstar

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... second's thought,but their attitude was born of lack of experience in meeting foreigners and not malice. I finished my visit to Rwanda climbing volcanoes in the Ruhengeri region made famous by Dian Fossy,and "Gorillas in the Mist".It was ...

Weekend Update: Too much Fun in Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Weekend Update: Too much Fun in Kigali

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... two late nights in a row. I went to 11am services at the Presbyterian church (I guess I'm officially Presbyterian while I'm in Rwanda) and met with the Korean girls and professor along with Valerie who showed up late (understandable since I just barely ...

A weekend with Valery and Friends, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A weekend with Valery and Friends

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... in the movies. As we left the house I met another one of Valery's friends who worked for the American Marines stationed in Kigali, as their houseboy. He expressed to me how much he loves Americans. I can't imagine that I'll get this response as much ...

Gorilla's in the mist, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Gorilla's in the mist

A travel blog entry by mylittletrip

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... of ways. To lighten up my day I went to see the new Superman in 3D afterwards in the very modern Kigali city centre. An example of how Rwanda has moved on from the genocide and is not allowing it's recent history stop the country from progressing towards ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... city: clean, safe, filled with hills, good infrastructure and nice people.  I can see how it would be easy for Kigali and Rwanda in general to be overshadowed by the genocide.  For this reason, the remainder of my time in Rwanda, I tried to ...

my week in a nutshell., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

my week in a nutshell.

A travel blog entry by catlangdon

... today to explore, go to the library, maybe go to the Mille Colliene, which is where the true events that the film Hotel Rwanda happened. Although there is a lot of anger about the film over here due to the way and potrayed the events of the genocide, and ...

Why I Couldn't Update Sooner!!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Why I Couldn't Update Sooner!!

A travel blog entry by joshing16

I woke up later today around 9am in order to catch up on sleep. I went into town to try to get to an internet café to make all these posts, but the power in the city was out! I went to a supermarket in town that had a deli/snack bar and ordered a ...

Sombre Arrival, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Sombre Arrival

A travel blog entry by paulandmel

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... a nearby bench.   We made it onto the plane which was an old twin engine prop aircraft.  We arrived in Kigali, Rwanda two hours later and checked into our hotel.  We hired a taxi to take us to the Genocide Memorial ...

Kigali, Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali, Rwanda

A travel blog entry by longwayhomenz

... the Genocide museum to learn about the country's awful recent history. To sum up what happened (from what I understood) was that Belgium ruled Rwanda in the early 1910's and made two classes of people. The Tutsi class (if you had 10 cows or more) and the ...

well..., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

well...

A travel blog entry by catlangdon

so i wrote a really nice long blog about the past week. but i forgot to save it. so you will receive it sometime within the next week when i find time to drag myself back to the internet cafe! much love and happy st paddys day! xxx ...

Fun at Immigration, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Fun at Immigration

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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... in London. He was going back and forth between covering the upcoming referendum in Kenya and the upcoming presidential elections in Rwanda. He had some interesting things to say about the countries he covers in the region (Democratic Republic of Congo ...

Rwanda's Story, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda's Story

A travel blog entry by hmax

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  We spent less than 24 hours in Rwanda, however the taste provided me great incentive to return. The country, known for its thousands of hills, was lush and full of produce sprouting from its fertile soil. We spent the night in the capital (Kilgali) ...

Huye, Gikongoro & Murambi, Huye, Rwanda travel blog

Huye, Gikongoro & Murambi

A travel blog entry by priya.akhurst

... the visit, there was not a shred of disappointment: it really is worth a visit even if it means travelling down from Kigali especially (and at 1000RFr for entry as a student one really can't complain!). After all the horrors of the genocide memorial ...

From Poachers to Protectors: Saving the Gorillas, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

From Poachers to Protectors: Saving the Gorillas

A travel blog entry by gorillas

... by founding the Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village, a community-based tourism initiative, in the Musanze district of Northern Rwanda. Revenue from tourism has encouraged communities to protect gorillas and develop small-scale businesses. Today, the outcomes ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by izzie

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