Archive for June, 2018

Back In Kigali

Monday, June 11th, 2018

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.