Travel Blogs from Kigali, Rwanda

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

Rubbish Rwandair + reality check @ genocide museum

A travel blog entry by laurak44


... ! Still find it difficult to comprehend the scale and brutality of it all. It certainly put into perspective a couple of delayed rucksacks - which didn't turn up the next ...

Gitarama, Gitarama, Rwanda travel blog


A travel blog entry by whitneya819


The two days I spent with the Azizi were the most insightful. I truly got a hands-on experience and learned how their day to day life is. Most of it involved hard work, such as making banana juice, farming, weaving, and cooking. I loved it. Here is a ...

TIA the Hard Way, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

TIA the Hard Way

A travel blog entry by casey.stockton1


... to play and be a part of a team.  Some TIA moments since the last post: -Breaking News - While watching the Rwanda national news, a report on how it is now required of all bartenders to check ID’s of patrons to prevent underage drinking was ...

wreszcie mam internet, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

wreszcie mam internet

A travel blog entry by arekpanek

... . Kenia-Uganda ponad 3h. Zdjec samego przejscia nie mam bo strach robic, ale jak z filmow o najczarniejszej Afryce. Uganda-Rwanda dosc szybko okolo 1 h, ale z propozycja potrzymania Kalasza. Lezal pani wojskowej na stole i nie miala miejsca na wpisywanie ...

KIGALI, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog


A travel blog entry by rajmaha

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To Kigali and Back, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

To Kigali and Back

A travel blog entry by gypsygirlri

... my room! Thanks to Dad and Peggy for all the great stuff I asked for – kitchen supplies, office supplies, toiletries, etc.! Going to Kigali is such a double-edged sword for me. On the one hand, I just love it there. Let’s face it, I’m ...

Well I Won't Do This Again, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Well I Won't Do This Again

A travel blog entry by lisarturner

Friday morning saw us up at 5:00 a.m. in order to get our stuff organized for leaving the Step Town and getting to Amahoro stadium. The night before we had spent two hours in a government office getting credentials to go to the 20th Anniversary ...

The land of a thousand hills, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The land of a thousand hills

A travel blog entry by lola_hd


Even just walking around Kigali, you can understand why Rwanda is called the land of a thousand hills...this city is sprawled out across several large hills and the valley in between. From many points you can far across the hazy city and even beyond, to ...

Memorial, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog


A travel blog entry by natashamichaud

... were able to speak freely to Natasha about their experiences. A french girl that Natasha met said that never happened with her as in Rwanda, french are not good people. Back in 1932, so not long ago at all, the Belgians and colonolialized. If a person ...

Ruanda – der Vorzeigestaat Ostafrikas, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Ruanda – der Vorzeigestaat Ostafrikas

A travel blog entry by


... -Tour Uganda – Ruanda – Tansania für mich noch schöner und persönlicher gemacht hat! Unsere Tour ging von Uganda nach Ruanda und weiter nach Tansania. In Ruanda: Musanze (Norden) - Kigali (Hauptstadt) - Huye/Butare (Süden) - Kigali.) ...

Football is a Universal language, sadly it seems t, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Football is a Universal language, sadly it seems t

A travel blog entry by niallinrtown

A different setting for this blog, I am perched on a child's stool in the largest classroom in the school. I am however not surrounded by little ones as it is Rwandan Independence Day and as such they have a day off, as I am yet to have a day on this ...

Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog


A travel blog entry by judigalea


So this Monday started off a little calmer…but the theme was still the same…another plane crash! This time it was in Rwanda….the accident was last Thursday. The plane had taken off…but the gears got stuck. So they turned around and ...

First Day at Kingdom education centre, Kicukiro, Rwanda travel blog

First Day at Kingdom education centre

A travel blog entry by rwandaschoolaid


Hi everyone at home had first day at KEC it was good to finally see the playground. Before work began we were able to meet some of the pupils and join in on their break time. We marked out the playground with chalk and were able to do some ...

My life as a Volunteer in Rwanda, Kivumu, Rwanda travel blog

My life as a Volunteer in Rwanda

A travel blog entry by homeworkfilms


... searching for the device. Fortunately there was a good Samaritan who had it waiting for me. I soon jumped onto a plane heading for Kigali, Rwanda. 19 hours after taking off from Calgary I arrived in Kigali at about 8 PM local time Monday night. The first ...

Just Waiting For Our Flight, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Just Waiting For Our Flight

A travel blog entry by carlton

What we thought was a 9A flight turned out to be an afternoon in the airport....oh well, it ...

Home, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog


A travel blog entry by aportay


... get me wrong, I miss my close friends and family very much...but I have to admit that I feel very much at home here in Kigali. I have friends, a job, some sort of a routine :), and when I think about having to leave it makes me really sad. I dread having ...

The Magnitude of Human Capacity, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The Magnitude of Human Capacity

A travel blog entry by deniseang


Or, why I'm here part 2. It has been quite a week. Spent today at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Gisozi, the largest museum of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda. I worked at the Holocaust museum in LA, and was a genocide studies focused person, but I knew ...

Gorillas, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog


A travel blog entry by deano-webby


... a trip strongly! Gorillas in the Mist, Deano and Webby styles. The drive to get to the gorillas was about 2 hours from Kigali with a driver who didn't speaka da Engrish. That made things a little challenging but nonetheless he was a good driver so ...

Transit Time, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Transit Time

A travel blog entry by jvbmeow

... was given a bit of grief with my visa. They insisted that I hadn't applied, yet I had an email from immigration services of Rwanda with a tracking number and confirmation of my approved visa. After a little hassle, they let me in to the country with no ...

Lessons for the Future, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Lessons for the Future

A travel blog entry by jvbmeow


... and had breakfast and showered at a very casual pace. I left the hostel around 10 am and hopped on a motorbike to get to the Kigali Memorial Centre. It only cost about a dollar for the ride and the driver was very nice. The memorial began with a tour ...

A Whole New World..., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A Whole New World...

A travel blog entry by _priscilla12


... to kill time before boarding our second flight to Entebbe, Uganda. We then made our way to "the land of a thousand hills" Kigali, Rwanda. It's been interesting to say the least. Uwitonze Paulin (a former friend of Isaura and Casey) was kind enough ...

Arrival in Ruanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Arrival in Ruanda

A travel blog entry by faralley


... to import plastic bags in Ruanda. FANTASTIC. A simple action to avoid litter. I love this country already. Arrival in the dark at Kigali Ruanda. Early out the plane in order to expedite and make sure my host did not have to wait too long. Small hick up. ...

Newspapers, Lake Kiva, Rwanda travel blog


A travel blog entry by annsadventures


... will be filed against the station who has yet to make a statement. The French played a disturbingly negative role in Rwanda's genocide. I also learned the Central African Republic elected a woman, Catherine Samba-Panza, as its interim president (her ...

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

A travel blog entry by aportay

Well, yesterday I had quite an experience: For the tailor shop we needed to buy some mirrors so that when costumers come to be fitted they can see exactly whats going on. So, Alex (Andy's right hand man) and I went in to town to get some. After riding ...

Never thought I would DJ in Africa, Kivumu, Rwanda travel blog

Never thought I would DJ in Africa

A travel blog entry by homeworkfilms


... a project to wire the school for audio. Think a very basic PA system for the school. On Wednesday I went out with Ivica, to Kigali, in search of components for this audio system. The basic design is an input device in the main office connected to a mixer ...

We find the source of the Nile, Kilgali, Rwanda travel blog

We find the source of the Nile

A travel blog entry by chrisandjanet

... and in some cases actual video footage of the slaughter..  It was a powerful documentation of what happened in Rwanda as over 1 million souls were brutally murdered in orchestrated mob violence.  Significantly however there was no explanation as ...

Settling into Nyamata, Nyamata, Rwanda travel blog

Settling into Nyamata

A travel blog entry by margaretfielder

... afternoon Julie and I played Frisbee, and then I went to an event in the center of town being held by MTN, Rwanda’s largest communications company. A large truck was being used as a stage, music was blasting, and there were animal impersonation, ...

Training, Frustration, Tea 2, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Training, Frustration, Tea 2

A travel blog entry by sps5032


Currently lounging under an umbrella poolside at the Manor hotel with an espresso. Today (Wednesday) is a national holiday (Hero's Day) so we have the day off from training the research assistants, which began on Monday. I am training 5 RAs for the ...

The only people at the airport currently..., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The only people at the airport currently...

A travel blog entry by kayaking_girl


... my fingers are sore, I am going to have to do some strengthening exercises! I'll start now by updating you on my time in Kigali. I attempted to call and text Fr Edison on Sunday evening but the line was unavailable. When I got up to use the toilet ...

First Day in Rwanda, Rwanda, Rwanda travel blog

First Day in Rwanda

A travel blog entry by lilcaseymarie11

... whole line...which was nice but i kinda felt bad... then we walked through the area known as "No man's land" between uganda and rwanda...neither country owns the land. so anyway that was neat. and then we crossed the rwanda border and had to go through ...

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