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I love Rwanda. The scenery is beautiful, the people are friendly, and there is a concerted effort to raise the country out of the ashes of its genocide into a thriving, vibrant nation.
I am sad to say that the one place that I can say that the country is falling short is in the guardrails department. There has been no improvement in this …
Martin Muhoza was our official guide from CNLG (The National Centre for the Fight Against Genocide) while we were in Rwanda. He is a child survivor of genocide.
In 1992, when Martin was twelve years old, there was a small genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. Martin and his family fled to the church at Nyamata (for further info you can …
Saturday morning we set off for Gisenyi, a town a few hours away, bordering with Congo and at the top of lake Kivu. We got onto a standard local bus and proceeded to spend around 4 hours stopping several times at every small town we passed. It wasn't the speediest journey I’ve ever been on. When we finally arrived at Gisenyi after our 'Land …
The following day we headed to Pfunda,
the tea plantation region. After haggling down the moto by half , we
arrived. Originally we were hoping to get a tour around the factory,
however the manager who does the tours was not available. Instead we
decided to take our own tour, completing an 8 mile walk through the
tea plantations!! What a walk, we couldn't believe how lush the
scenery was, the ...
... a bit unpredictable, but it held out for the entire day. Besides the views some of the highlights included the St. Jean Memorial, eating a great salad at Moriah Hill Hotel (which is one of the things I miss most about being back ...