Travel Blogs from Kigali, Rwanda

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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 ...

Biking in the hills, Kigali surroundings, Rwanda travel blog

Biking in the hills

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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... with this helmet, but people have asked me if I like Rwandan Hospitals... I'm one of the only ones riding a bike here in Kigali. In Hotel Mille Collines, the hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina saved 1268 people from the genocide in 1994. Photos 3 - 5 ...

A rwandan affiance, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A rwandan affiance

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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This is the affiance celebration of one of my collegues. In Rwanda, for the girl the affiance (Verlobung) is even more important than the marriage, because it's here that the girl's family will or will not accept her husband. The ceremony happens ...

Kigali, Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali, Rwanda

A travel blog entry by brockandlisa

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... we want, a good welcome.  Changed our remaining shillings into Rwandan francs, and easily found a minibus going to Kigali, about 2 hours south. Rwanda is very hilly and very green.  The roads winding up and over mountains allowed for some great ...

Bonjour and other things, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Bonjour and other things

A travel blog entry by winterwall

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... the men are packing charcoal. See you around eight:). There is something wonderful about the interdependence such ambiguity creates. Life is Kigali is a charming facade of efficiency. I was asked yesterday at printer if it would be okay to get 46 copies ...

Entering Rwanda's capital, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Entering Rwanda's capital

A travel blog entry by travelwithjorg

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... . Bij de massamoorden zijn 1 miljoen mensen en kinderen vermoord en zo’n 2 miljoen mensen gevlucht naar de buurlanden van Rwanda. Op de bovenverdieping worden alle andere tragedies beschreven in de wereld. Na een lunch in onze truck zijn we naar ...

100th Post Special:  The Clip Show, Kayonza, Rwanda travel blog

100th Post Special: The Clip Show

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... the 'poop' was sumptuous! Oh that Daniel. I think he meant food... didn't he?]" c. 'My Dirty Routine' (Kayonza, Rwanda - February 13, 2009): "[Let's read where Daniel inadvertently writes an ethnic slur] I never remember the students' names here. I ...

Hello Rwanda & Kigali Memorial Centre, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Hello Rwanda & Kigali Memorial Centre

A travel blog entry by paul_dulais

... Kigali and accommodation is really expensive elsewhere thanks to the massive presence of foreign aid workers in the country. I went to the Kigali Memorial Centre in the afternoon - it was set up with the help of a British genocide watchdog and is really ...

Seriously at work, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Seriously at work

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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... . It looks like a huge village in the middle of Africa with a surprising number of white faces. The genocide has made Kigali to a multicultural melting pot. People come here from all over the world to help the reconstruction process going on. Ten ...

Askari Emmanuel & Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Askari Emmanuel & Kigali

A travel blog entry by paul_dulais

... Jessica. Just as in Uganda, people are so hospitable here and genuinely keen and delighted for you to meet their friends and family. Kigali city is a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Kampala. I'd been told to expect a little bit of Europe ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by crisp21

... last night getting here from Kampala. All I can say is that Rwanda is by far the most amazing, clean, friendly and civilised (Kigali) country I have been to in Africa. It is a beautiful and safe capital. No litter, no goats, trees, flowers, fountains, ...

Gashushu, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Gashushu

A travel blog entry by winterwall

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Hello all!     Here are a few pics from my new digs and the weekend at Lake Kivu. Sorry mom, none of yours truly in this batch! The scenery is just too beautiful:) Love you and hope this finds you well.   Peace, ...

The weekend, and cool new friends, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The weekend, and cool new friends

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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... city lights from this panoramic view, you could almost pretend that you were indeed looking out over Hollywood's hills and not Kigali's. The dinner was probably the best I've had here - tilapia in mushroom sauce - and it was surprisingly decently ...

My flatmate, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

My flatmate

A travel blog entry by andreakolb

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This is Cordula, my flatmate, or better housemate, or villamate. She works half of the time in Butare, south of Rwanda, so she's not always with ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by izzie

Kigali ...

Trials and Tribulation, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Trials and Tribulation

A travel blog entry by winterwall

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... the world, just over 56% of the lower house, the power and voice women hold is often questioned. Like many countries, Rwanda has a quota system that demands women occupy a certain percentage (most often 30%) of government positions. Are the women filling ...

Hitting my comfort zone, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Hitting my comfort zone

A travel blog entry by dinovagabond

... of more victims. I had seen enough after about 5 minutes down there and called it a day. When I returned to Kigali, I went to visit the famous Hotel Rwanda which is really called Hotel des Milles Collines. It is a pretty posh hotel - posh ...

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali

A travel blog entry by bilieva

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A High Day in Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

A High Day in Rwanda

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... part of the windshield, and take photos by holding the camera there as well.   On the outskirts of Kigali we picked up Nathan and Moïse from Burundi, then continued on, observing the usual colorful activities going ...

Kigali conference: Day 2, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Kigali conference: Day 2

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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This morning we weren't able to start until after 10:30. One of our men here doesn't speak French very well. he had a hard time completing the profile test even with help. I helped him streamline his procedure and let him finish with help from Mr. ...

The Rwandan Genocide, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

The Rwandan Genocide

A travel blog entry by kimbugs

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... to Tell' while in Rwanda. This is story about her survival of the Rwandan genocide in 1994- when the death of Rwanda's Hutu president sparked a 3 month slaughter of nearly one million ethnic Tutsi's. And the world refused to acknowledge that a genocide ...

Land of thousand hills..., Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Land of thousand hills...

A travel blog entry by mirco.k

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... ... At the Burundian-Rwandan border the whole bus was checked and searched, and all plastic bags confiscated, as they are forbidden in Rwanda (protection of the enironment). Luckily they didn't want to search the whole of my backpack, and I smuggled a few ...

Quelle surprise!, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Quelle surprise!

A travel blog entry by cheeksmo

... "civil war" between the Hutu's and the Tutsi's. I was under the impression that these were different tribes, which is incorrect. Rwanda had originally 18 different tribes, but Hutu or Tutsi was a class designation, similar to middle class or upper class, ...

How to Make Sense of the Senseless, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

How to Make Sense of the Senseless

A travel blog entry by gingerschilling

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How to Make Sense of the Senseless Kigali, Rwanda July 26 - July 27, 2008   After returning from the churches, Michelle and I found one person at the tourism office. Unfortunately no Kigali tours were planned for that afternoon. We decided to ...

from Nabugabo (Uganda) back to Kigali  (Rwanda), Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

from Nabugabo (Uganda) back to Kigali (Rwanda)

A travel blog entry by hilde

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... . Vermits we niet over een 'multiple entry visum' beschikken, moeten we een nieuw visum kopen om Rwanda binnen te mogen (60 $). Terug in Kigali maken we onze pakken. Onze laatste avond in Rwanda is aangebroken. Zoals we Edouard beloofd hadden nodigen we ...

Goodbye Beautiful Africa, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Goodbye Beautiful Africa

A travel blog entry by paulandmel

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... us from hinterland to modern cityscape.  We sat back and enjoyed our last scenic drive through the hills of Rwanda.   In Kigali, we made one last stop at the Hotel des Mille Collines--a refuge for hundreds during the genocide and made ...

Pushing Off Some Friends, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Pushing Off Some Friends

A travel blog entry by joshing16

... has just flown by and that in just three more weeks I'll be in the same situation looking out at the sparkling hills of Kigali on a Monday night thinking about a giant German pancake waiting for me back at the Pantry in good 'ole Sterling Heights. But, ...

Ignorance, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Ignorance

A travel blog entry by jamesinafrica

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... learnt our lessons from the Nazi's. Then on to spend a couple of hours in the city. We went to the plush Hotel Rwanda; I must now watch the film having been there! Bought some provisions in the supermarket and then headed to the campsite. Very basic ...

Exploring Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda travel blog

Exploring Kigali

A travel blog entry by joshing16

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Today I was on my own. I was supposed to meet Désiré at 10am today, but after waiting until 12pm I left on my own. I left the guesthouse and headed up to the Rwandan Office of Tourism and Parks, which is located behind Hotel Mille Collines. When I ...

Nyanza, Nyanza, Rwanda travel blog

Nyanza

A travel blog entry by priya.akhurst

... , nor like walking into a restaurant to hear the furtive whisper, "Mzungu! Mzungu!" This is exactly how  our second Tuesday in Rwanda began and it made for a very amusing breakfast: we were seated outside in a prime 'let's-watch-the-mzungus' position ...

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