Presidential elections in Rwanda

Today is a big day in Rwanda – presidential elections! Well, in some ways it’s not a particularly exciting day because there are no doubts at all about who the winner will be, but it’s been interesting to be here at the time of the campaign. The atmosphere has been quite festive over the past month, and right now I can hear lots of singing and shouting across the valley. Continue reading “Presidential elections in Rwanda”

Sky is the limit

A few months ago my friends and I were driving from Kigali to Lake Kivu, and we stopped for tea and views at the Virunga Lodge near the Volcanoes National Park (I had stayed there before and wrote about it here, the views are simply spectacular). The lodge is quite a way up the hill, past a series of little villages. On the way back to the town a young boy in jeans and a well-worn T-shirt stopped us and asked for a lift to the main road. We told him to jump in and quickly found out that this was no ordinary boy. Continue reading “Sky is the limit”

At the post office in Kigali

Last week I visited the Kigali post office, which is called Iposita. I had a parcel to send to another continent, and it needs to get there before Christmas or ideally before 6 December (it’s a Secret Santa gift for one the members of my Polish lady bloggers club 🙂 ). I was curious about this experience as, you know, visiting post offices in various places around the world can be a slightly frustrating experience sometimes 😉   Continue reading “At the post office in Kigali”