Travel Blogs from Rwanda

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"Working" in Paradise

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... were also staying. It was the best way to unwind the evening, a beautiful lake and sunset, and beer! Since I've been in Rwanda, I'd only had Mutzig, so I tried Primus for my first and last time - it tastes like water. We went back to the hotel to ...

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 ...

we'll be back, Kinigi, Rwanda travel blog

we'll be back

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... For an interesting read about the war in Eastern Congo, go to The Roots of War in Eastern Congo. We crossed back into Rwanda, having completed all the formalities in just under 10 minutes. After a bit of a struggle with mobile phone connections, we ...

Gorillas in the Mist, Rwanda, Rwanda travel blog

Gorillas in the Mist

A travel blog entry by willyblog

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... ;s and Tutsis are no longer socially distinguished or separated, back to the way things were before colonial rule. Our main reason for visiting Rwanda was to visit the Mountain Gorillas - only found in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC (Congo) We had to trek for 2 ...

When there is a will there is a way..., Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

When there is a will there is a way...

A travel blog entry by mike_bright

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... some guerrilla activity last month and secondly Internet access was scarce. So here is what happened. Last I wrote I was on my way to Rwanda to go Gorilla trecking. So the closest town to do this is Musanze. So I made my way there and now I know ...

The hope of a Nation, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The hope of a Nation

A travel blog entry by bradmccartney

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... 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 was asked to provide proof that I had a visa for Rwanda. It appears ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by izzie

Kigali ...

Ruhengeri, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Ruhengeri

A travel blog entry by izzie

Ruhengeri ...

Ruhengeri, Rwanda, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Ruhengeri, Rwanda

A travel blog entry by brockandlisa

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... way to Ruhengeri, 2 hours northwest of Kigali.  Ruhengeri is a very small town that serves as the base for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda.  We walked from our hotel to an area in central Kigali where all the private bus companies are based.  We ...

Gorilla Trekking!, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Gorilla Trekking!

A travel blog entry by ebolaben

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Musanze and the like, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Musanze and the like

A travel blog entry by catlangdon

Jeez, what a week it's been. I think it may even have been longer since I last blogged. A lot has been going on since we (if anyone is listening) talked. I will first ask for your forgiveness for the disorderly state that I fear this blog entry will take ...

Kigali Surprise, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali Surprise

A travel blog entry by joseph_hillier

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... city to do some exploring.  Kigali blew us away!  In a city in a country that has the recent reputation of Rwanda (i.e. a genocide not yet 15 years past), we were amazed at what greeted us.  Fuelled by a great deal of money from ...

Hotel Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Hotel Rwanda

A travel blog entry by mviglianco

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... but was still a bit surprised at how modern and nice it really was. Compared to where I left in Northern Mozambique, Rwanda is much greener with rolling hills that are almost completely utilized for Agriculture. The roads and infrastructure were really ...

Cyanika, Cyanika, Rwanda travel blog

Cyanika

A travel blog entry by izzie

Cyanika ...

Touching distance to a silverback, Gisenyi, Rwanda travel blog

Touching distance to a silverback

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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... the equator here) and had a nice swim in there. Each step you take on the bottom releases bubbles of methane that Rwanda is looking at to generate electricity both for domestic use and for export to surrounding countries. (After returning home and doing ...

Kigali Genocide Memorial, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali Genocide Memorial

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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... people into one group or the other everyone got along peacefully, and it has ended up with 800,000 killed in 100 days within Rwanda and then millions killed as a result of the continuing fighting in North & South Kivu over the border in the DRC. And ...

Machine Gun Kelly, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Machine Gun Kelly

A travel blog entry by annaelise

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... Rick that the Phone lines were down in the Masa Mara. We were there for four wonderful days! Then we left two days ago to come to Rwanda. Our flight was late and we were real late getting in, then we usually get up at 5 am, so then we spent the whole day ...

from Kigali to Butare, Butare, Rwanda travel blog

from Kigali to Butare

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... institutions, including the country's largest university, Huye (Butare) is still regarded to be the intellectual and cultural pulse of Rwanda. The next morning, on Tuesday, we visit the "Étainerie de Huye", where they make little tin use- and ...

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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... , so we dug in with our hands for the royal feast. I had a great time laughing and sharing stories with some of my favorite people in Rwanda. Then we shared the final goodbye speeches in which I was told that I had become less of an intern and more of a ...

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 ...

Mzungu in the Mist, Ruhengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Mzungu in the Mist

A travel blog entry by bradmccartney

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... life I have heard about the Mountain Gorillas that live in the high Volcanic mountains that border the sometime volatile countries of Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The far northwest of the small country of Rwanda are the Virungas, ...

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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... to no electricity which meant I couldn't fry an egg and I had to go out. There were local elections going on in Rwanda on Saturday morning so everything except a few select western hang outs were closed. After breakfast and several chapters of "Love in ...

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

Gorilla's in the mist

A travel blog entry by mylittletrip

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... 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 a brighter future. ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... was an opening gateway into Rwanda and its history and where I would spend my first two days.   Crossing into Rwanda started off interestingly.  We had been drenched the day before hiking Sabyinyo in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park near Kisoro, ...

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 ...

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