Back In Kigali

Well, it has been a long time since I last updated my blog. I had a great 11 months in Rwanda (with short visits to Uganda and South Africa). I then went back to the UK for 9 months of doing the best job ever. And I’m now back in Rwanda for 2.5 months.
It’s really nice to be back!

  • I’ve been revisiting some of my favourite coffee shops.
  • I’ve been catching up with friends I haven’t seen in a long time.
  • I’ve bumped into people who I haven’t seen for ages. Kigali may be a big city but it really is a small town!
  • I’ve been getting used to crossing roads in Kigali again. Well, as much as it is possible to get used to that!
  • I’ve eaten avocados.
  • I’ve been very confused by the fact that the sun sets at 6:15 each evening (it was setting after 9 when I was in the UK last week!).
  • I’ve been brushing my teeth with bottled water, I’ve been sleeping under a mosquito net, I’ve been taking anti-malarials each day.
  • I’ve been not walking on the grass and not eating or drinking on the street.
  • I’ve washed some clothes. Though it is fair to say that handwashing clothes is really not one of my core competencies. I can build a better spreadsheet that almost anyone else, but almost anyone else can do a better job of handwashing clothes than I can!
  • I’ve got a regular dance class (with me as the teacher) set up already!

I’ll try and blog a bit more during the next couple of months than I did on my last trip.

2 Responses to “Back In Kigali”

  1. Anne says:

    Dear Kath, so good to have news of you again. G was not very forthcoming, as is his wont, when it came to details of his (relatively recent) visit. However, he was pleased to have visited, as I’m sure you know. All goes on here much as usual. I love being able to walk to the beach, which I did this afternoon in the sun. It is now raining. Only two seasons today. Please keep up the blogs. Then you will only have to put chapter headings on and your book will be written. I hadn’t realised it was so long since your last entry. Love and blessings – continue to stay safe – it seems you are working hard at it. 🙂

  2. Sam says:

    Fab!!! So happy you are happy and also happy to be reading your happy blog again. That’s a lot of happy!! #jealous of avocados which just taste better at point of growth. #notjealous of the whole bottled water and malaria tablet malarkey. Have to say I like a good mozzie net to sleep under – it feels cosy! Enjoy – and find someone who you can pay good money to wash your clothes!!! X

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