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East Africa Day 15 – Rwanda (Kigali)

No joy from Access Bank when I tried to get my money over the counter from my credit card.  My email from DBS confirmed the fact – I can’t draw cash out with a Master Debit card.  No ATMs accept my cards.  Reluctantly, I would have to leave Rwanda sooner than expected.  I met Tabitha […]

East Africa Day 14 – Rwanda (Kigali)

East Africa Day 14 – Rwanda (Kigali)

Sunday.  Decided to visit the Kigali Memorial Centre today.  I left feeling deeply moved, and with a new respect and admiration for the Rwandan people.  The horrors that many of them have gone through are unspeakable.  Horrific.  Rwanda at the time was split into 2 main tribes, the darker-skinned Hutu, and the Tutsi.  Hutu dominated […]

East Africa Day 13 – Rwanda (Kigali)

East Africa Day 13 – Rwanda (Kigali)

Saturday.  Time to explore Kigali.  My hotel room curtains opened upon a stunning scene of Kigali’s rolling hills dotted with the browns, yellows, and pinks of settlements.  I had a breakfast of fruit, omelette and African spiced tea, milky but pretty good.  Walked up into the centre of town to the tourist office, up the […]

East Africa Day 12 – Rwanda (Kigali)

Woke at 9am, had breakfast, collected my ticket to Rwanda, skillfully avoiding flycatchers and touts, and checked my emails.   Baraka picked me up in his mum and dad’s jeep at 3pm, for the drive to Kilimanjaro airport.  I realized that Baraka was doing quite well for himself….he’s certainly not poor, and has good business sense […]

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