Travel Blogs from Kigali, Rwanda

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Farewell night, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Farewell night

A travel blog entry by rwandaschoolaid

Today was our final day in Kigali and we dedicated the playground at the KEC back to Joseph and Rose with unveilling of two plaques. One from Law primary school North Berwick who provided the funding fopr the construction of a combi goal. the second was ...

Imbabazi Orphanage, Ruengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Imbabazi Orphanage

A travel blog entry by kathycalgary

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The Imbabazi Orphanage was started after the genocide by Roz Carr. She is the author of the famous book "Land of a Thousand Hills'. She was a friend of Dian Fossey's.   The orphanage currently supports about 90 children, most of whom are teenagers ...

The Arrival, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The Arrival

A travel blog entry by jamie.baum

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Well, after being on planes for about 2 days straight I finally made it! First, let me just say that airports are stressful and you should always find where your gate is before you start wandering around. I got lost in LAX. Not good! I had a layover for ...

Rwandan Mosquitoes, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwandan Mosquitoes

A travel blog entry by jcromie

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... I'm taking is thusfar effective, or I'm being bitten by  persistent male mosquitoes every night! I'm writing from Kigali, the capitol city of Rwanda.  In recent years, Rwanda has been a unique success story in Africa as it has emerged from the ...

A quick jaunt to Rwanda...., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A quick jaunt to Rwanda....

A travel blog entry by pam

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Just a few photos from Rwanda....they are very sensitive about what people take pictures of so we didn't take too many (no government buildings etc. and we heard a story from another traveller about being harassed for taking a picture of the hillside in ...

The Bus Came By and I Got On..., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The Bus Came By and I Got On...

A travel blog entry by stanfalk

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I'll get this chapter started with a few reflections on public transport in Africa.  Now I don't want to come across as some kind of whiner because millions of people in Africa use these same means of transport on a daily basis and if they can bear ...

Volcanoes and gorillas, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Volcanoes and gorillas

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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... The capital city is very clean and modern, feels very European. After the 1994 genocide there was a huge aid programme for Rwanda. After all the UN ignored the genocide and rescued the Europeans despite desperate calls from their own troops on the ...

PREFER School, Ruengeri, Rwanda travel blog

PREFER School

A travel blog entry by kathycalgary

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I'm going to try to post some video of the PREFER  school. This school was started about 7 years ago by a Canadian named Cathy Emmerson. Today, she and her husband Teste run the school. There are about 250 children, from 2-7 years of age that attend ...

Rubbish Rwandair + reality check @ genocide museum, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rubbish Rwandair + reality check @ genocide museum

A travel blog entry by laurak44

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... ! Still find it difficult to comprehend the scale and brutality of it all. http://www.unitedhumanrights.org/genocide/genocide_in_rwanda.htm It certainly put into perspective a couple of delayed rucksacks - which didn't turn up the next ...

Some Pics, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Some Pics

A travel blog entry by aportay

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Here are some recent pictures ...

Arrive at Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Arrive at Kigali

A travel blog entry by kodiak711

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Arrived in Kigali! Missing the only bag we checked.....good thing we went carry-on!! Flights were very good, helps that we took the upgrade to business class! Had a local beer (Primus) and traditional food Ugali (maize mixed with water) and off to ...

Jul 12, 2010, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Jul 12, 2010

A travel blog entry by msjamietyler

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Getting Ready To Set Out, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Getting Ready To Set Out

A travel blog entry by grahamandsarah

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So, there are now only four days before we go.  It is an odd feeling - coming to the end of a contract is a happy, sad, exciting, nerve wracking kind of experience - especially when we don't actually have another job to go to.  There is a sense ...

In the Land of 1000 Hills, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

In the Land of 1000 Hills

A travel blog entry by jcrane

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... the success of the film. We thought it was rather telling that there is no memorial at the hotel itself - nor are there "Hotel Rwanda" tours on the premises. Before we headed out to the western part of the country, we had a tour of some of the ...

Riding in Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Riding in Rwanda

A travel blog entry by eastafricacycle

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... and decided to visit the Hotel des Mille Collines. As we approached we were remembering pictures from the movie Hotel Rwanda and were surprised to find the entrance to appear differently. However we entered the magnificent hotel and found ourselves ...

Kenya Airways -Pride of Africa? Not bloody likely!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kenya Airways -Pride of Africa? Not bloody likely!

A travel blog entry by jeanetteandpat

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... rights have started about 9am) did finally come as we were picked Jean-Marie, who would be our driver in Rwanda, and taken to Kigali Serena, a top hotel complete with swimming pool and cocktail menu!  The security was tight - similar to airports ...

What Happens in Kigali Stays in Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

What Happens in Kigali Stays in Kigali

A travel blog entry by gypsygirlri

... a bit. The meeting was really interesting. The British Council has launched a huge teacher training initiative here in Rwanda, teaching English to teachers around the country since the language of instruction was changed from French to English last year. ...

The true Rwanda- Amir's Reflections, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The true Rwanda- Amir's Reflections

A travel blog entry by jill_and_amir

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... Kigali. Quite a contrast. Still, with the genocide still being a very delicate domestic political issue and fresh in Rwanda’s consciousness, the museum presents a slightly simplified story, laying the blame mainly on the Belgians, French, and a ...

All Business, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

All Business

A travel blog entry by gypsygirlri

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... . Basically this week is taking care of business items, some cultural training, learning about the history and politics of Rwanda, visiting the Genocide Memorial, etc. Next week we really dig in with teacher training (teaching methods, lesson planning, ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by natashamichaud

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... we would let everyone know we are safe. When there is more time, much is to be written about especially concerning the flight and Kigali memorial museum. It was horribly sad, but Natasha is extremely happy that she got a chance to see it. Also, talking to ...

Hard decisions and their consequences, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Hard decisions and their consequences

A travel blog entry by jcromie

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... patients, but we generally do not experience this as a daily occurence in our practice.  Even at the main teaching hospital for Rwanda, which is where I work, I am sad to say that I am witnessing a patient die nearly every day in the surgery wards ...

Over Lake Victoria to Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Over Lake Victoria to Rwanda

A travel blog entry by metruff

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... via the Grumeti Camp to Mwanza, TZ.  We cleared customs in Mwanza and took another Cessna Caravan over Lake Victoria to Kigali, Rwanda.  As we left Serengetti NP we could easily see how the cultivated farmland comes right to the edge of the ...

Another Day, Another Dollar... Literally, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Another Day, Another Dollar... Literally

A travel blog entry by isag23

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... the one we committed to), a visit to the National Stadium, and a very good meeting with FERWABA (the Federation of Basketball in Rwanda), the first week here ended pretty great, with the three guys (Ngabo, TiTi, and Paulin) taking us to a nightclub last ...

Mr. Toad's wild ride, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Mr. Toad's wild ride

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... , so we went with that. He was obviously a new taxi driver because he had no clue where the topped ranked restaurants in Kigali were located. He asked a friend who started explaining in Kinyarwanda. Finally my driver turned to me and said "you tell me" ...

Transfer to Kigali(Genocide Museum)/Ruhengari, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Transfer to Kigali(Genocide Museum)/Ruhengari

A travel blog entry by gljacobs

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Up early again for our flight to Kigali Rwanda on the way to the mountain gorillas... Room service breakfast (another luxury) and transfer to our check-in with Rwandair/  It's a four hour flight on a Boeing 737 so that was good and all on ...

2nd day - a day in Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

2nd day - a day in Kigali

A travel blog entry by deano-webby

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... some travel and had our first moment of panic. Our response? Each on the back of a moto taxi! £1 to anywhere in Kigali. Safe as houses mothers! :) Tomorrow are the gorillas so hopefully some pics and an experience or two! Till then! Deano and ...

A Friendly, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A Friendly

A travel blog entry by lisarturner

We had been invited to participate in a friendly soccer game by a team of girls in a hill-top town, to whom we would be giving some soccer equipment. The town was at the top of a hill (naturally) on our way to Huye.  When we arrived, the girls were ...

Gorillas in Rwanda, Valcanoes National Park, Rwanda travel blog

Gorillas in Rwanda

A travel blog entry by mbd83

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The joys of international human research, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The joys of international human research

A travel blog entry by sps5032

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... (memory, attention, reaction time, etc.). There are 4 universities partnered in the study: Cornell, Penn State, Oklahoma, and Rwanda. The study is being funded by a nonprofit organization called HarvestPlus, whose goal is to improve nutrition through ...

Life as a Mzungu (White Guy, Foreigner, American,, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Life as a Mzungu (White Guy, Foreigner, American,

A travel blog entry by kevinkettl

... had a seven hour layover before taking a six hour flight to Entebbe, Uganda and then eventually a quick 50 minute flight to Kigali, Rwanda. Priscilla and I are Shooting Touch’s second wave of grantees in Rwanda after Casey and Isa were here last ...

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