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  • Kigali24 hours after leaving our home in the US we land in Kigali, Rwanda. Generally speaking the flights and transfers were uneventful. I loved walking down the steps from the aircraft and across the tarmac guided by locals with Posted by Lauriesam in People May Think We Are Crazy | Apr 22, 2019
  • My last week of class: With a little help from my friendsBenja is always excited to greet me when I pull into the driveway in Butare. [center][/center] I drove down for my last week of formal teaching in Rwanda. I was nervous going into it b Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Mar 31, 2019
  • Busting our butts on Mount BisokeDennis and I made a list of things we want to do before we leave Rwanda. Recently we crossed an item off our list — hike Mount Bisoke. Mount Bisoke is an active volcano that straddles Volcanoes National Park in Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Mar 10, 2019
  • Four kings and some warthogsPrior to a few months ago, I thought a safari consisted of driving out in a large 4WD open vehicle into the wilderness of Africa and hoping you see some wild animals. Karen broke this fantasy by telling me that Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Feb 11, 2019
  • My haircutWhen I started thinking about getting a haircut maybe a month ago, I decided that I didn't want to go to a mzungu salon (a place that caters to Europeans). Generally I like to immerse if possible. What's the worst Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Feb 5, 2019
  • Students make me smileBy now, if you've been following the blog, I think you've got a feeling for how my teaching weeks go, so I won't recap my last course in full. But I will mention some interesting tidbits. Dennis and I drove Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Jan 30, 2019
  • Lake Kivu. Rwanda [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/923792/large_d4572070-1372-11e9-9d28-2fa5b99ce45b Posted by MikeSebastian in Imagine the World | Jan 8, 2019
  • Steven's Story ContinuedIf you've been following the blog, you know that I launched a small campaign to raise money for one of my students who cannot afford to pay his school fees this year. I was stunned when I learned that people Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Jan 8, 2019
  • Orchard Farm of Rwanda [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/923792/ Posted by MikeSebastian in Imagine the World | Jan 6, 2019
  • Noheli NzizaChristmas would not be at "home" this year and with just the two of us, we figured it would be a bit tame compared to our standard festivities. But with the addition of two roommates, a slaughtered chicken, and a Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Jan 6, 2019
  • Kickin' it in Kibuye[Note: We have been traveling and are working to catch up on our blog posts. Here's the first of many posts to come, starting from before Christmas.] So far, the pattern is Karen teaches a week of class in Butare and Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Jan 4, 2019
  • Akagera National Park. Rwanda [img=ht Posted by MikeSebastian in Imagine the World | Jan 1, 2019
  • RWANDA [img=https://photos.travellersp Posted by MikeSebastian in Imagine the World | Jan 1, 2019
  • 70 students, one named StevenMy second teaching stint was significantly different from the first. For starters, before my journalism class began, my three physician roommates recruited me to help them teach a one-day course to first-year medical students as part of a medical conf Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Dec 25, 2018
  • A visit to the villageRwandans are quick to welcome you into their lives. For example, our car guy (who we call on when we have car problems) invited us to a wedding. A guy at Dennis' hair salon invited us to his church. Our Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Dec 10, 2018
  • Peace in the Park Karen deserved a break after the week of teaching. We were headed to Nyungwe National Park (a rainforest in the southwestern corner of Rwanda). What kind of break would we take though? Would it be a 4:45am wake-up time to trek Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Dec 4, 2018
  • 130 students, 80 seatsBy the time I returned to Butare to teach my first full week of class, I had been lucky enough to find a new, lovely place to stay there. We rented a room from an American woman, Beth, who has Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Nov 30, 2018
  • My first day of schoolUsually, I'm prepared for the first day of school. I think I always have been. When I was a child, my mom would take me back-to-school shopping and we would get new clothes and all the supplies — notebooks, pencils, etc. Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Nov 17, 2018
  • A serendipitous weekendWedding one: Saturday night, we were walking home from a going-away party for an acquaintance. This Saturday night, like most Saturday nights, music was drifting out of the "Salle des fetes" (party/banquet hall) right across our street. The Salle Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Nov 7, 2018
  • Weekend getaway in GisenyiWe want to see as much of the country as we can during our time here, so we were thrilled when our friend Maryam — a fellow Fulbright completing her Ph.D. — invited us to her house in Gisenyi for Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Oct 30, 2018
  • "Of course I trust the media"Life in Rwanda is less predictable than in the States, which makes work ... well, definitely more exciting. Here are some highlights, and lowlights, of my work life this past month. I haven't started teaching yet. Courses were supposed to Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Oct 25, 2018
  • Rwanda==Itinerary== We spent 5 days in Rwanda and 11 days in Uganda. We arrived in Kigali from the Serengeti in Tanzania, after having spent 8 days on safari. We departed for home from Entebbe, Posted by janejoe in Rwanda and Uganda - 2018 | Oct 18, 2018
  • A lesson in forgivenessOne of my favorite things here is the kids. They're always wearing school uniforms five sizes too big, which I think makes them look even cuter. They always smile and wave to us, and they often run along side our Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Oct 18, 2018
  • FoodOn Monday night I peeled a sweet potato. [center][/center] Thirty seconds later, it turned blackish green. [center][/ Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Oct 16, 2018
  • The drums did not stopPretty much every weekend I've said to Karen, "Let's do something Rwandan." I am sure that's terrible grammar, but that's what I say. We had learned of the football match -- which actually turned out to be the Rwanda National Football Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Oct 15, 2018
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