Travel Blogs from Kigali, Rwanda

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A Dark Past, A Brighter Future, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A Dark Past, A Brighter Future

A travel blog entry by dan-levitan

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... person from Missouri to visit here since I noticed one kid wearing a shirt with Branson, Missouri written on the front.  Rwanda has definitely experienced a dark and violent past but it is a country looking toward the future with hope and its people ...

What to do?, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

What to do?

A travel blog entry by dinovagabond

... route that is commonly done by travelers as the roads on the Tanzanian side are quite horrible. The options are endless. I can backtrack through Rwanda and Uganda where the roads are good and find my way to Dar Es Salaam (DES) where I could catch a bus ...

Musing about Musing, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

Musing about Musing

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... nice restaurant, at least one that I've found. In general there are two types of restaurants in this entire country in any areas outside of Kigali. There is the run of the mill buffet place. That's where you pay about $2 to fill up one plate as high as ...

a small country... with a big story.. and future!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

a small country... with a big story.. and future!

A travel blog entry by travelbud

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... democracy and outbreak of civil war almost every African journalist missed one of the worst mass murders of all time!  Rwanda unfortunately is still only associated with 1 historical event– the 1994 genocide.  The country is small and ...

Murakaza neza (Welcome)!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Murakaza neza (Welcome)!

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... wij de persoonlijke wagen (een Toyota Landcruiser, 4-wiel aandrijving) van een collega van hem kunnen afhuren gedurende ons verblijf in Rwanda. Morgen zullen we de auto ter onzer beschikking hebben. english text With a small delay we landed at 19.20 at ...

Gacaca: My Experience, Gisozi, Rwanda travel blog

Gacaca: My Experience

A travel blog entry by joshing16

... talked about form of traditional justice live. Some background: Gacaca is a traditional form of justice that has been used in Rwanda since pre-colonial times. Translated, Gacaca, means "short grass" or "lawn" referring to the area where everyone in ...

Vote For This, Sucka!, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

Vote For This, Sucka!

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

Election time at school. It happens once every year at Kayonza Modern Secondary in the second term. I was sitting at a desk with the Headmaster. Behind me were two other teachers and the school's director of discipline was speaking, telling everyone ...

The Kigali Folly, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The Kigali Folly

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... day here, and realized just under a week later. But I'll get to that later. First, let me give the basics. I'm in Rwanda. What was that, Daniel? Could that really be true? Are you actually in the Africa, the dark continent, the place where dreams ...

Knowingly scammed by clever Rwandan kids, Kinigi, Rwanda travel blog

Knowingly scammed by clever Rwandan kids

A travel blog entry by dinovagabond

... ; Today, I am leaving Kigali for Le Parc National des Volcans. People come here to see the mountain gorillas. Rwanda, and its neighboring countris (Uganda and DRC) are apparentlythe only countries in the world where you could ...

Murchison Falls Safari and Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Murchison Falls Safari and Rwanda

A travel blog entry by sarahinafrica

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So today I'm in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. We arrived yesterday from Kampala after a lengthy bus ride and a lengthy border crossing during which our bags were searched and I had my carrier bags confiscated and destroyed in front of me! They're ...

Rwanda Goodbye, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Rwanda Goodbye

A travel blog entry by joseph_hillier

Last bit in ...

She Golley, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

She Golley

A travel blog entry by huyclef

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... be too impressed. Every expatriate and government official here has a gated home and guard, though it's more for privacy than security. Kigali is not a dangerous place by any means. You can thank President Kagame for that. Aimee told me a story of one ...

Hooligan My Fooligan, Remera, Rwanda travel blog

Hooligan My Fooligan

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

... that identity, the likelihood of violence rises exponentially. Not surprisingly, a few days later, I went to a football match here in Rwanda. No, it was not a local league match of some import, such as Atracco FC versus APR or some such nonsense. ...

To Pay My Respects, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

To Pay My Respects

A travel blog entry by gingerschilling

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... view the waterfall and acknowledge that we were now entering Rwanda.  With another stamp in our passports, we boarded a minibus for Kigali.  As we waited about an hour for the minibus to depart, I realized for the first time since arriving in ...

The African Staff Meeting, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

The African Staff Meeting

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... building, they were held in a cramped room at a rural school just outside of a dusty village that I called home, in Kayonza, Rwanda.  The meetings there had a certain kinship with those in DC, and in fact the grotesque formality of the events was ...

The Walk to Muhazi, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

The Walk to Muhazi

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... rightfully devoid of any lingering cheerful spirit, with a broken woman for whom Edison buys food), I mentioned the summer home of Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, was supposedly somewhere just north of us on the shores of Lake Muhazi. Edison knew it, ...

Finally it is here..., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Finally it is here...

A travel blog entry by catlangdon

... attention. Saturday we went to a big football match at the Amahoro Stadium which is about a half hour walk from where I live. It was Rwanda’s army side playing the Congo. So a big game. Even more fun when we worked out we were sat on the Congo ...

Memorial Week in the Land of a Thousand Hills, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Memorial Week in the Land of a Thousand Hills

A travel blog entry by afrikanya

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... through Monday I was in Rwanda with two friends from work.  We went half as ordinary tourists- enjoying cosmopolitan Kigali, visiting friends in Butare, tracking Black and White Colobus Monkeys in Nyungwe Forest.  But we all also went as ...

Quick note from Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Quick note from Kigali

A travel blog entry by ccmdirector

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Hi Gang, Just a quick note, I made it to Kigali and the weather is simply beautiful, about 72 degrees and sunny.  Hard to believe that Africa is so nice and this is typical of weather hear nearly year around.  Aimable, Didi and Pascal ...

Do you remember?, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Do you remember?

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

... very smooth and we were in Rwanda, driving on the right again for the first time since Ethiopia.  Once we reached Kigali, capital of Rwanda, we went straight to the Kigali Memorial Centre.  Visiting this centre was one of the main reasons we ...

Weekend of song, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Weekend of song

A travel blog entry by catlangdon

... ; the lady we met on the bust last week when the casher ran off with our money. She is 21 and studying at university in Kigali. She's lovely and an absolute laugh, she showed us some of her favorite shopping spots in town where we had some fun with some ...

Gorilla Tracking Day 2:  Amahoro Group, Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda travel blog

Gorilla Tracking Day 2: Amahoro Group

A travel blog entry by paulandmel

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Getting to Susa exhausted us.  We gratefully took a bush shower, ate dinner and collapsed into bed.  We were not looking forward to another round of fighting the dense stinging bush.  However, the thought of seeing more gorillas kept us ...

The beauty and tragedy of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The beauty and tragedy of Rwanda

A travel blog entry by thealfers

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... vegetation, terraced farming marking the hills with wonderful patterns and the cooler climate of higher altitude (Rwanda averages 1000m above sea level). Arriving in Kigali, we immediately noticed how clean the city was - mainly due to the fact that the ...

Housewarming Party, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Housewarming Party

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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The 12th of february was Cordula's and mine housewarming party and Dieter Magsams und Dirk Ullerichs farewell party at the same time. We had about 100 guests. A band was playing music and later on DJ Andrea put music for a dancing bulk until early in ...

Gorillas in the Mist, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Gorillas in the Mist

A travel blog entry by heatherjuline

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My first stop on the overland truck was to Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas.  It took us 4 long days of travel and a costly gorilla permit but it was well worth it.  Everyday a group of 8 people go to visit a gorilla family for one ...

Making New Friends, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Making New Friends

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... NGO. I also made some Rwandan friends including Valerie (a Congolese student in his last year of school here in Kigali), Principe (a young accountant), and Josieane (a young female student at Kigali Institute of Science and Technology). After the ...

moving to Bart's house in Kiovu (Kigali), Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

moving to Bart's house in Kiovu (Kigali)

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... bij Bart logeert in de Rue du Progrès. Bart is een Belgische arts (anesthesist), die voor ABOS reeds 2 (bijna 3 jaar) werkt in Kigali, in het CHK (Centre Hospitalier de Kigali). Teddy rijdt mee tot bij Bart, we moeten immers eerst nog de 'formaliteiten' ...

Internship Planned Finally!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Internship Planned Finally!

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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Today was back to the office. I met with Désiré. He read my statement of interest for about 1minute and told me I'd probably enjoy working with the Good Governance and Reconciliation program in collaboration with USAID and Women Waging Peace. At the ...

Friday night out in Kigali!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Friday night out in Kigali!

A travel blog entry by joshing16

Nothing much happened at work today. I basically read more reports (this time on violence against women). I was supposed to meet with Désiré and François and plan my internship for the rest of my stay, but it ended up being a quick 30 min. ...

Visiting Tragedy, and a Confirmation of Faith, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Visiting Tragedy, and a Confirmation of Faith

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... the first colonizers and especially the Belgiums as they imported their anthropological ideas of race and corresponding capabilities to Rwanda. Basically, they imposed a racial concept on the formerly social classification system of Tutsi and Hutu. This ...

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