Bye bye 2016, hello 2017!

I guess most bloggers around the world have already posted a summary of what they’ve done in 2016, only I’m falling behind 😉 But although last year was full of adventures for me, I’d rather concentrate on this one. OK, this IS a bit of a summary but mostly to compare last year’s events with my plans for 2017 🙂 Continue reading “Bye bye 2016, hello 2017!”

Christmas in Rwanda

Before you get too excited – this post probably won’t give you too much insight into Rwandan Christmas! 😉 Mostly because I’m not spending it in the country this year, and also because, well, I didn’t feel particularly Christmassy until I got to Europe as there isn’t much of the so-called Christmas spirit in Kigali… Not that it’s a bad thing though! Read on to find out why 🙂 Continue reading “Christmas in Rwanda”

5 things I’m getting used to in Rwanda

I’m slowly settling down in Kigali. The main works in the house are finished (although our toilet is blocked again), our cat is no longer afraid of the chickens (but he still isn’t sure about the rabbit – yes, we have two chickens that lay beautiful eggs, and a cute free-roaming rabbit that is more like a goat as he eats nearly everything), the weather is lovely and I’ve just started working (very part-time but still). However, there are things I’m still getting used to and although they’re not giving me sleepless nights, I still find them a bit odd or slightly awkward. Here goes, in no particular order.

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First barrier – language

It’s been nearly 4 weeks since we arrived in Rwanda. Last weekend we drove up to the house in which we will eventually be living. At the moment it’s being renovated so we just wanted to check on the progress. As everything seemed to be going according to plan, we decided to go for a short walk in the area.
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