Hotel des Mille Collines
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... to visit them in their house. I’ve been to this house quite a few times over the years, but this was the first time that Marjolaine had come, and for us to come as a couple made it especially memorable. Several asked about our daughters whom they remember well from our 2006 family visit.
After taking some photos, we piled back in the van and drove back to the hall where we switched vehicles and drove with Ndeo to visit Damascène and Berthilde in ...
... ish "eh" and the full-Fonzie "eh".
For example, a simple greeting between two people might sound like this:
This translates as:
John: Good Morning Michel!
Michel: Good Morning John!
People who haven't seen each other for a while might have a conversation like this:
John: (Full-Fonzie) Eh!
Michel: (Full-Fonzie) Eh!
This translates as:
John: Michel! How ...
... touting you to get on their bus, people were banging on the windows to sell you their goods, all in all a bit hectic! We then jumped on another local bus for 45k to Nyamata, where large scale genocide took place. We visited a church where a Rwandan lady named Tonia Locatelli, kept thousands of Tutsi’s in hiding, safe from the violence. Unfortunately 3 weeks later a tip off was made and 5000 Tutsi’s were savagely murdered. Children were ...
... 8230;. Some of the ladies were giving a hand to quickly peel some potatoes so they could go in the pot. And one pot of potatoes was already on the fire, frying in oil. One of the cooks was putting pieces of meat on brochettes to be braised. It was quite a colorful operation.
The van from Kayenzi arrived quite late. One member had trouble getting a permission slip to take off work, and this made them quite late. Daniel took the opportunity to ask ...
... bit by surprise or at least shows him Mr. Meeker means business and is yet uncommitted to this particular taxi. Getting in to negotiate would be like showing all your cards. It would also make it a little harder to perform the next step in the routine... If the price is just too high and the taxi driver tries to play hardball (as he did today), Mr. Meeker can simply walk away and flag down another taxi on the street. This gives the driver some time to think about how ...