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Our retro Rav 4 let us down today. Steve took the boys out for lunch while I wandered downtown on foot, and when he was coming back to pick me up, the Rav overheated and croaked. By the time I reached them, they were pretty much surrounded by people insisting on checking out the problem and offering help. One man who spoke excellent English offered to take us to a garage he knew that wasn't far away. He and Steve negotiated a price (10 000 RWF, about ...
Hiking. Climbing. Trekking. Scaling. Slipping. Falling. Breathing. Aching. Nauseating. Dreading. Break time?? No, seriously. Break time?? Wow. Nyiragongo kicked my a@%#. Joining a bubbly group of Europeans, Canadians and Americans - most of whom were 20-somethings residing somewhere in Africa teaching or volunteering - we gathered at the ranger station in Kibati, DRC - the trailhead for climbing the Nyiragongo volcano. We would climb for roughly five hours to the summit at the rim of ...
Kigali had eased the tension and fear I felt entering east Africa, but only temporarily. Dave had booked us to visit (climb more specifically) one of two active volcanoes out of the eight total volcanoes that stretch across the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda in what's known as the Virunga National Park. So the lava lake awaited us and the time came to cross the border into DRC. Leaving Rwanda was simple after we ...
... Oh my god, Jim!!' We did not know this at the time, but plastic bags are contraband in Rwanda. This is their way of keeping their country clean! Had we known this, we definitely would not have felt so agitated!! There were more formalities, like signing our names on a document before getting back onto the bus??? Finally, it was all done and we were on our way to Rwanda.
RWANDA GETS THE THUMBS UP - As the bus rolled past the border post, we could not help but think ...
Today went to the Genocide Memorial Centre, to get there we had to use a motorbike taxi
and I declined because the traffic is quite horrendous. Mike went and
took pictures and then told me about it. Apparently the country was
quite happy until the Germans colonized it. At that time they carried
out anthropological tests and classified the people into three
different tribes. This was then ...