Travel Blogs from Kigali, Rwanda

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KIGALI-RWANDA, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

KIGALI-RWANDA

A travel blog entry by sgaudun

After an 8 hour bus trip from Kampala,  I arrived in Kigali, Rwanda.  Fortunately no visa costs for US or Canadian citizens, most likely because of foreign aid assstance.  Like Kampala, Kigali is built on a series of hills and like Kampala ...

WORLD VISION DISAPPOINTMENT, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

WORLD VISION DISAPPOINTMENT

A travel blog entry by sgaudun

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Made a 40 minute trip in a taxi minivan to Nyamata to see the sponsored child of Tracy,s son, Nicki.  He is sponsored through World Vision.  Unfortunately despite the attempts of the headmistress to get approval from head office, I was not ...

Le Pays des Milles Collines, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Le Pays des Milles Collines

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... one of the officers had several fingers missing from his right hand; our first encounter with a genocide victim? Already, being in Rwanda was going to be a completely different experience than either of us have ever known. One thing we had to get ...

Enlightenment in the East of Rwanda, Kibongo/Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Enlightenment in the East of Rwanda

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... , but I felt that if he were to actually visit he might be just a little disillusioned...just a little. We got back to Kigali around 4pm. I grabbed a quick lunch (we didn't eat while we were traveling) and rested (meaning I watched 10 Things I Hate ...

Internet, What Glorious Internet!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Internet, What Glorious Internet!

A travel blog entry by joshing16

I finally have an internet connection. After over a week I feel so isolated! Anyways I've made many updates for any of you interested in knowing what I've been up to. Kibuye was fantastic I hope to get pictures up soon! So real quick I'll mention ...

World Wind Tour of Three Countries Part II, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

World Wind Tour of Three Countries Part II

A travel blog entry by samathew

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... , hotel reservations and four versions of currency (US, Kenyan shillings, Ugandan shillings, and Rwandan francs) we set off to Kigali, Rwanda.  Since I was nursing a serious headache we opted to stay in the capital of Uganda, Kampala, instead of ...

Saved By My Banana, Nyamirama, Rwanda travel blog

Saved By My Banana

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... particularly important appendage. You will soon hear, yes, but wait for now. Let's start with ye olde background information: Rwanda is weird. I won't count the ways but they are many. Interpersonal relationships, my god, I wish I could begin to ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by izzie

Kigali ...

The Left Behind: Mostly Crappy Short Story Things, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

The Left Behind: Mostly Crappy Short Story Things

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

"British Lady" When Courtney first arrived in Rwanda, we were lucky enough to stay a few nights at the Kigali Serena Hotel, the poshest of all addresses for visitors to this central African country. Her hook-up as a hotel website maven is really ...

Visiting Jambo Beach on Lake Muhazi, Rwanda, Jambo Beach, Lake Muhazi, Rwanda travel blog

Visiting Jambo Beach on Lake Muhazi, Rwanda

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... is President Paul Kagame, the proud owner of a  summer home along the lake’s southern shore.  Several of Rwanda’s  wealthiest citizens are following his lead and building with aplomb.   While large tracts of land are ...

Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda

A travel blog entry by nat_yeo

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... sanctuary of Rwanda for a quiet beer. We were glad we took the plunge. It was a fantastic afternoon ;) Back in Kigali, I visited the genocide memorial - a brilliantly arranged and informative museum on the grounds of one of many mass burial sites of ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by izzie

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It Could Be Worse, Kabarore, Rwanda travel blog

It Could Be Worse

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... careening down the highways.) When I had told the operator that I wanted to go to Kabarore, he gave me a puzzled look. "Kigali?" No, Kabarore. "Small." Yes, it's small. "Hmmm." And then he smiled. "1000." Highway robbery sir, that's an ...

Land of a thousands hills, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Land of a thousands hills

A travel blog entry by leila1

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... (where we are attacked by a swarm of giant prehistoric mayfly, before the next day, getting on a bus to Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, where I am currently sitting. Kigali is actually a very pretty city: greenery, trees, bustling but not ...

Rwanda rebuilding, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda rebuilding

A travel blog entry by grahamyoung

... floor with the smallest of streams running through it. I could not help picturing the bodies that had clogged the rivers throughout Rwanda during those 3 months in 1994. However, there was no trace of the atrocities and the fields of tea looked in full ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by bowersan

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... 'al native whose humour reminds me oddly of Matthew's (I have yet to decide if that is a good thing!). As we headed into Kigali proper, I commented sarcastically that I was disappointed that I wasn't picked up in a white jeep with a big 'UN' on the side. ...

Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda

A travel blog entry by leahaston

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... the movie and the different news that I had learned in relation to the genocide were flashing through my head. Once in Kigali I gradually realized that Rwanda today is a much different place than the Rwanda in my head. In fact, I have never been to a city ...

Losing My Derision, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

Losing My Derision

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

... was lucky to get off so easily. I walked home in a fog. A strange day, a weird day, full of a different Rwanda, a different Africa. I remember in college when someone dared to disparage Africa, and my Kenyan friend leapt to its defense, proclaiming ...

Discovering a little more, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Discovering a little more

A travel blog entry by joshing16

... - a restaurant that I've heard about in my travel guide. We didn't eat there, but continued on a walk through downtown Kigali stopping at the Intercontinental - a swanky hotel sure to be filled with Americans - and passing the string of embassies on Rue ...

Encore plus de sites de genocide, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Encore plus de sites de genocide

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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... génocide. Les massacres ayant eu lieu souvent dans des églises. Je vais donc visiter les églises de Ntarama et Nyamata près de Kigali ainsi que le mémorial de Kigali où plus de 250 000 victimes ont été recensées. Le mémorial, contrairement aux ...

The wait is over, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The wait is over

A travel blog entry by catlangdon

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... taught the local customs and an attempt to learn some Kinyarwandan. A buffet lunch at a resturant then we were off to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Cente. So good to tackle tht one straight away, so interesting how they tell the story of the ti,es leading ...

Rwanda: Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda: Kigali

A travel blog entry by priya.akhurst

... , injuryless, with several bottles of this and some goat brochettes (meat on a stick!).   Our first day in Rwanda was spent in Kigali. I stick to my opinion that one must have some knowledge of the genocide in order to make any sense of Rwanda ...

Slowly by slowly, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Slowly by slowly

A travel blog entry by winterwall

...    I hope this finds you well. I am thrilled to update you all on some amazing developments happening in Rwanda. KEZA operates in a non-traditional manner. KEZA products are marketed and sold as high quality fashion accessories. The profits made ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by izzie

Kigali ...

Ignorance is bliss...., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Ignorance is bliss....

A travel blog entry by mike_bright

... in Rwanda don't work and the rates at FOREX bureaus are poor so I had to shop around and negotiate before finally finding a decent rate. Kigali is by far the most modern of the cities I have visited so far I wen to a complex to get some food and was ...

You just never know:), Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

You just never know:)

A travel blog entry by winterwall

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My my my, hello my dearest friends!     Bonjour from Kigali. After a rather adventurous turn of events I arrived here in Rwanda on Thursday. I am suprised at how quickly I feel at home here. It is absolutely beautiful, rolling hills ...

LIfe's Questions, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

LIfe's Questions

A travel blog entry by winterwall

... of entrepreneurship, and taking ownership in it. This also allows Keza to partner with other organizations and the government of Rwanda to promote campaigns of gender-equality and workers rights. I am working on a campaign called the Ubuntu campaign, a ...

Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda

A travel blog entry by christine_n_den

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... ; On our first day, we stopped by the genocide memorial.  The memorial was broken up into three exhibitions, first the colonization of Rwanda and creation of the Hutu (more than 10 cows), Tutsi (less than 10 cows), and Twa (pigmy people).  The ...

The Kids Came Back!, Kinigi, Rwanda travel blog

The Kids Came Back!

A travel blog entry by dinovagabond

... 7 am and there were already about 50 people getting briefed on their upcoming visit to see the gorillas.  This is the place in Rwanda where everyone starts their journey to see the gorillas. Rwanda is one of the few places in the world where you can ...

Arrival in Africa!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Arrival in Africa!

A travel blog entry by fionamary

We arrived in Rwanda at midnight and then left early the next day for DRC so haven't seen much yet. The first thing I noticed about Rwanda during the 3 hour drive to the border was what an incredibly beautiful country it is! It is known as 'The Land of A ...

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