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A travel blog entry by linda1960

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We started the day with a trip to the Presidential Palace Museum. This is where President Habyarimana Juvenal lived with his family before his plane was shot done. We were not allowed to take pictures inside, which is fine by me because it was a creepy place and as soon as I can get the memory of it out of my head, I'll be happy. Although he did sign the peace accord with the Tutsis to share power, it's believed it was somewhat under duress. But ...

It's just around the next bend.....

A travel blog entry by linda1960

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... bus so while I was trekking back to get them, Fauston invites us to the families home. He says it's important to them that we see where they live. I wasn't comfortable but he assured us it was very close. Of course they didn't come in a vehicle so we would have needed two taxis to get back. Rich kindly offer that we take Olivier and the bus but to be back by 3. Fauston thinks this will be an easy trip. So off we ...

A Feast Day in rural Rwanda

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... the three of them) and had purchased two goats.

As I arrived the goats were already hanging in the kitchen and being carved up. The first thing I noticed was that the head was still attached to one of them. I was told later this is done on purpose. Leaving the head attached as long as possible in the butchering process is proof that the animal is what was ordered, and that the cooks are not trying to substitute, er, some other animal like say, ...

"For I have given you an example..."

A travel blog entry by danielharper

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... parking lot is surrounded by a tall brick wall.) Just outside the gate is the taxi stand, and there is usually a driver right there waiting for work. I stood by and watched as Mr. Meeker skillfully negotiated the fare with the driver. Negotiating, even a taxi fare, is more than just a conversation. It is a carefully thought out and practiced routine. He opened the passenger side door and thrust his torso into the car while still standing outside. I imagine this takes the driver ...

Heading to Rwanda

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... as soon as I arrived at the departure gate it was time to board the Air Mauritius A319 bound for Nairobi. The flight took a little more than four hours during which we had breakfast and I continued following Theodore Roosevelt's presidency. I hadn’t realized how close the US came to war with Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany in the very early years of the 20th century; that was one fascinating story among many.

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