Travel Blogs from Kigali
... and Tanya, our fellow Australian travelers, who were killed on their motorbike, and the fact that they would not get the chance to continue their travels through Rwanda. It just seemed so unfair and so horribly sad. Despite our sadness however, we both immediately noticed how beautiful and stunning the landscape was. There were rolling hills, tea plantations, mountains and so much greenery. It was truly beautiful. When we arrived in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, 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
... the winner and at the end team 2 won. Therefore they received prizes sponsored by NBA in Africa. Lisanne and I appreciate the help of our country director Isaura who came and supervised the work.
The best news for these past 3 weeks is that constructions in Gahini for the new court have began and so far we are half way trough it. Emmy, the contractor is doing a wonderful job by getting the curt done before ...
... can imagine, security was very tight!
On arrival to Rwanda, I think we were all feeling excited and anxious. Personally, I was
feeling a little unnerved as I couldn't get out of my head what had happened in
this very city and just 20 years ago. For those of you that aren't aware,
Rwanda doesn't have a particularly glamorous past. In 1994 Rwanda fell to
pieces and the Hutu majority massacred the Tutsi minority in a mass genocide
that will forever ...
... for the things that are likely to come up in every day conversations, as well as apologize for things that I've already spilled in our chat sessions since I've been here.
I have fallen in love with the song Yantumye by King James. And that will forever be on my playlist. And probably will be played several times a day. I'm okay with not knowing what the words mean and still enjoy the music. I can see this expanding to a variety of other songs, so my playlist will ...