Genocide in Rwanda

Trip Start Sep 15, 2012
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Trip End May 01, 2013


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Fatima's Guesthouse

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Woke up at 5am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And on the road for 6am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why? Oh why?

Crossed the Ugandan / Rwandan border shortly after 8am. Lots of fun with passport stamp logistics in order to avoid paying the Kenyan re-entry fee.Itinerary for the day is sombre - Kigali Genocide Memorial and Hotel Rwanda (the real one and not the fake one filmed in Cape Town). The Kigali Genocide Memorial .................a moving experience that is hard to describe other than saying that the 'Childrens Room' was emotionally draining and left everyone reflective.

Arrived at Fatima's in Ruhengeri, ate curry and Fionas birthday cake (she doesn't like to celebrate her birthday as she was abandoned in a bin and adopted at birth so she treats herself to a life enhancing adventure each year instead, hence...) we got her with sparkly candles and pink butter icing (she isn't a pink butter icing kind of gal - we wished there had been a princess statue on it too), put up the tent and arranged the 'magical garden'.....where we promptly drank booze with Pete the driver and our other touring pals and had a good chat that managed to sink below levels even we could have imaged. Went to bed feeling like it was Christmas Eve - Gorilla trekking tomorrow....
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annewardell
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