Travel Blogs from Kigali, Rwanda

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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 ...

Mountain Gorillas and genocide revisited, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Mountain Gorillas and genocide revisited

A travel blog entry by dave.arkell

We arrived into Kigali, capital of Rwanda obviously not in the best of moods following our recent theft in Kampala. Luckily the journey was ok and we still had one Ipod to share. The difference in the two neighbouring capitals was quite dramatic - ...

Happy New Year!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Happy New Year!

A travel blog entry by gypsygirlri

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... 200 RWF or just over $2.00. Score! We had a good time, sitting around talking and laughing and mingling. I met the Director of Rwanda’s Save The Children office and I talked to Ben for a while (the man who gave us Kinyarwanda and history lessons). ...

Emma's home for our last lunch in Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Emma's home for our last lunch in Kigali

A travel blog entry by kmez

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... .  It was a wonderful day after a heavy rain storm in the morning then the sun came out and we were treated to the best Rwanda Lunch!  I even tried Cassava Bread which is a fermented bread and I have to say I didn't like it.  But I loved ...

Day 10 - Nairobi to Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Day 10 - Nairobi to Kigali

A travel blog entry by john.mccalla.33

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... find out from what terminal we needed to check our bags. But, everything worked out fine.  We arrived at the Kigali Airport in Rwanda, and were greeted by our Natural Habitat representative. We did a quick drive through the city, including a pass by ...

Day 9 - Kigali, Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Day 9 - Kigali, Rwanda

A travel blog entry by aussieprintz

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Today we had another long travel day - drove from the Masai Mara to the Nairobi airport and then flew to Kigali, Rwanda. So, not much photography going on. The drive took 5 1/2 hours - with the first 2 hours being back on the bumpy ...

I made it!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

I made it!

A travel blog entry by lcomeau5

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... sides (decisions, decisions).  I ended up finding someone who spoke English and found my way from there.  We landed in Kigali an hour and a half later.  The red soil and green hills is what caught my eye from the airplane window right ...

First Coach's Clinic and December Classic, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

First Coach's Clinic and December Classic

A travel blog entry by casey.stockton1

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... connections, we have a solid network of people.  Our idea is to hold three week-long camps at separate locations throughout Kigali, with each camp having an intra-camp tournament to determine the best teams from the camp.  From there, we hope ...

Brief Update, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Brief Update

A travel blog entry by aportay

... etc. I would estimate that we'll actually get to training the Beacon Ladies within a month. One of the best things about Rwanda is that things tend to be relatively low-key which is such a wonderful shift from the academically draining K-College. I'm so ...

Rwanda, Ruengeri, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda

A travel blog entry by kathycalgary

... 15 years since the president of Rwanda's plane was shot down and the genocide began. This is a week of morning in Rwanda and several memorial services are scheduled. I will be attending one at the local stadium here tomorrow. Hoping to go gorilla ...

A wee holiday to Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A wee holiday to Rwanda

A travel blog entry by tinsels_travels

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... I decided to head to Rwanda for 4 days.... a wee break from our work in Uganda and also to see more of East Africa. Rwanda is an interesting and thought provoking place.  Considering the Genocide of 1994, its a friendly and beautiful ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by dzasta

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... I have ever been to. They don't allow plastic bags and there is no rubbish along the road. The 80km to Kigali is through mountains (Rwanda means land of 1000 mountains) and the hillsides are all terraced and there are crops everywhere. It looks like the ...

Last Entry, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Last Entry

A travel blog entry by aportay

... to see my family. I know I'll have plenty of adjusting to do, but I'm confident things will be fine. I'll definitely be missing Kigali once I'm home, but I there is no doubt in my mind that I'll be returning in the near future. :) Thanks for ...

Surprise - We're in Rwanda!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Surprise - We're in Rwanda!

A travel blog entry by lucindafagan

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... at the border (and it was half the price - $US30), there were no other payments or hassles so we were officially in Rwanda without a hitch, awesome!   First impressions of Rwanda are that it is very very clean, no rubbish any where and EVERYONE rides a ...

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