Travel Blogs from Kigali
... reading the 15th, and final installment of our adventure for 2014, The final Innings from Rwanda to South Africa.
OVER THE BORDER TO RWANDA WE GO – We left off last time after we had just tracked Gorillas in Uganda, or been tracked by Gorillas, as was the case with Jim!! After two more relaxing days lakeside, it was time to bus out to Rwanda. We waited for the bus, roadside, which was the overnight bus coming from Kampala. It finally arrived, and when we ...
... years the
Interahamwe, a form of militia had been set up and were trained
specifically to kill people en masse as quickly as possible. At the
same time there was lots of propaganda against the Tutsis, both as
newspapers and a TV channel set up to spread hate propaganda. In 1994
the plane carrying the General and the President of Burundi was
brought down by an anti air missile killing them both. Overnight the
... come back from break. We estimate having the court ready with in the next couple of weeks. Emmy has been working with Shooting Touch since the beginning, so he has an idea about what we are looking for when it comes to a good and long-lasting court. What impresses the most is that the way they get water to mix the cement and soil. They stacked the rocks and soil in one spot until it reaches 3 to 4 feet high, then the ...
... out of the window on the bus I always see this diversity, and it is one of the reasons that the bus ride is one of my favorite things to do in Kigali. At the top of the main road through Gikondo, the buses gather as well as motor in front of a line of shops. A right turn takes me home, a left followed by a right leads up a huge hill and to an astounding view of the city.
I proceeded right and was greeted by the dirt ...
... throw a phrase or two in our chat. I'm sure at first it will be unintentional, but the more I think about it while i'm writing this, it wouldn't be an awful practice in order to keep the little Kinyarwanda skills I have as I would like to continue learning the language when I get home.
I might feel less remorseful about being late to meetings/events. I still have my very Western/American mindset of having to be somewhere at a certain time, but, as I discovered, ...