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  • NinaYesterday I had a lot of downtime as I was somehow experiencing a hangover after drinking two beers on Friday night (yes, you read that correctly) and miserably wallowing in the loss of my stolen iphone. Yep, that's right. Posted by jennpete in This is Africa | Aug 10, 2014
  • 'ZunguWell into my third week here in Kigali and my initial fascination with the beautifully-printed dresses, tropical landscape and moto taxis has now given way to the more subtle undertones of Rwandan living--the good, the annoying, the neutral and the Posted by jennpete in This is Africa | Jul 30, 2014
  • Volcano Days AheadThis weekend I am going to commune with the gorillas and I have never been more excited. Rwanda is one of the few places in the world that are home to mountain gorillas. They live in the Parc Posted by jennpete in This is Africa | Jul 24, 2014
  • Big and FreeToday marks the end of week two in Rwanda. The time is flying by but I still have a month here to take it all in. It's pretty much allergy season year-round here so I'm finding myself much Posted by jennpete in This is Africa | Jul 19, 2014
  • MotoliciousToday I learned that motos and long skirts are not a preferred combination. Photo courtesy of The New Times Posted by jennpete in This is Africa | Jul 17, 2014
  • On BlastHey hey! My blog post on the African Entrepreneur Collective website is live. Check it out: [[]] Posted by jennpete in This is Africa | Jul 16, 2014
  • CrawlingKigali is starting to make a bit more sense. I've gotten lost about three times in the past two days which just means that I know my way around even that much better now. Luckily Rwanda is a really Posted by jennpete in This is Africa | Jul 11, 2014
  • HereThis is the official start of my fourth day in Africa. The people and landscape of Rwanda are beautiful so far. It's really lush and mountainous, the perfect contradiction to NYC's noise and tumult. I'm finding myself a bit overwhelmed, Posted by jennpete in This is Africa | Jul 9, 2014
  • RwandaI'm embarrassed about being so far behind with the updates! My sincerest apologies to those who have been waiting. We are in Pokhara, Nepal in the most relaxing house on the edge of Fewal Lake near the Anapurna Conservation Area Posted by gregandissy in There and back again | Jun 7, 2014
  • Day 5. Rwanda- Nyungwe National Park and Return to KigaliSince we arrived in darkness we didn’t know what to expect from the area surrounding the lodge. When I walked outside in the early morning with Dad we just stood there, each rotating in a circle to take in the Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Mar 30, 2014
  • Day 4. Rwanda- Drive South along Lake Kivu We spent much time contemplating (once we arrived in Rwanda and heard that the roads were not as good as we had thought) about what route to take to the Southern part of the country. We understo Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Mar 28, 2014
  • Day 3. Rwanda- Mountain GorillasA very excited Mom, Dad, Jess and Don headed to the same park rendez-vous point to see the gorillas. We arrived early so that we could discuss with the organizer which group to see. Since the gorillas move around they Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Mar 27, 2014
  • Day 2. Rwanda- Golden MonkeysNot knowing what to expect we drove to the park entrance north of Musanze, arriving at the suggested arrival time of 7am. The tours, which must be done with a Park Ranger (and not a private guide) don't really get Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Mar 26, 2014
  • Day 1. Rwanda- Arrival, Genocide Museum and drive NorthOur trek to Rwanda had taken us through 5 countries over two days; Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia, Uganda and finally Rwanda. We arrived in Kigali in the middle of the night and were met by Ben, the lovely owner of Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Mar 25, 2014
  • Spelke Travels Update #2 (February)The Contents Highlights: 1) Zanzibar – a week of beach activities and exploring historic Stone Town 2) Kigali Rwanda – getting there and finding a great home base for volunteering 3) Engineers Without Boarders – building a suspension bridge in a hills Posted by cspelke in Spelke Travels | May 25, 2013
  • KigaliToday we went to the Kigali Memorial Centre. The centre has several parts: gardens around the centre, permanent exhibits showing life before, during and after the genocide as well as information about other genocides, and the mass burial graves of Posted by goodbyespaceman in Farewell Spaceman | Nov 23, 2012
  • RwandaHi everyone, Not quite sure what I was expecting but have been really surprised. It is the cleanest place I have visited, once a month on a saturday they have a 'Community Clean Day' all the residents have to clean Posted by Lilla Merrick in Travel Expedition 2012 | Feb 26, 2012
  • Onwards to RwandaToday is the day we enter Rwanda and our first stop is to be the Genocide memorial in Kigali the Rwandan Capitol, after fun and games at our border crossing (everyone off, all bags off and the truck sent through Posted by cd108 in No Job, No Home, No Worries | Feb 19, 2012
  • So Long Rwanda ... It's Been Swell !!Hello Everyone! Jan. 20/12 Today we woke up this morning at 6am to eat breakfast at the hotel. The plan was to eat early and then catch the matatu to the bus station, nyabagogo, so we could catch another bus to Posted by braycullen in Africa Bound | Jan 21, 2012
  • Back in KigaliHello Everyone! Jan. 18/12 Today was quite an uneventful day really. We got up around 7am and walked into town for breakfast at the "Modern Restaurant" ... it wasn't very modern but the service was good and the food was Posted by braycullen in Africa Bound | Jan 19, 2012
  • Now in RwandaWe made it to Nairobi at 8pm on sat. jan. 14 th ... I guess it would have been 11am Regina time!!! We had a driver waiting to pick us up and take us to our hotel. Since it was Posted by braycullen in Africa Bound | Jan 17, 2012
  • Overland in Eastern AfricaFor the Eastern African part of our world tour, we decided to do something different. While we met travellers who successfully traveled across Africa independently, we heard that it took a lot of time and patience to use the Posted by Lis.L in Let's Go Get Lost | Dec 25, 2011
  • Rwanda Trying to catch up peeps sorry for the massive delay! We arrived in Kigali on the Sunday evening, it turned out that the locals had pointed out a $200 a night hotel for us.. not within our budget, so we Posted by angcoleman in A year off... | Aug 11, 2011
  • Mountain gorillas in RwandaRwanda has a very different feeling, compared to its neighbouring countries. The whole place is spotless – no rubbish, partly due to a ban on plastic bags in the country. It seems that every piece of land is cultivated; there Posted by AlTiffany2 in Alex's Round the World Gap Year | Jul 8, 2011
  • Mzungu in the Mist: Uganda to RwandaFriday we crossed back into the Southern Hemisphere and drove to Kabale in Uganda near the Rwanda border. As we were setting up tents there were all the heads sticking over the ‘security fences’ and Mzungu being called out from Posted by neerg_08 in It's time for Africa | Jun 13, 2011
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