Thursday, June 18, 2009

Goodbye, Rwanda!

Didn't get to posting yesterday (we didn't do that much anyways).

We had originally planned on spending our final three nights here at the Mille Collines, but once we arrived, prior to heading out to Ruhengeri, Cave & Kuntz went to the Mille Collines to confirm our reservation and found out that all of the amenities were closed for remodeling.

They got us reservations at the Stipp, but then the hotel was forced to give our rooms to the government. We ended up staying in some large homes that weren't quite finished (landscaping, painting, ect) that are owned by the Stipp. They were big and such, but a gated community of identical homes 40 minutes from the city wasn't exactly the coolest thing in the world. It was however, a nice break to have showers with hot water.

The power has gone out three times since our arrival in Kigali.

In the last couple days we've seen a lot of Kigali, done gift shopping, and visited a few historic sites like the Belgian Troop Memorial and the Mille Collines.

We head out in a couple hours. We're making a brief stop in Uganda on our way to Brussells, Chicago, and finally Minneapolis.

Hopefully this won't be my last time in Rwanda.

Check out the comments on my post about Murambai to see evidence of the continued debate about the events of 1994 and everything since.

Until next time,



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  2. Drew-Your blogs have helped me to better understand Rwanda and better understand you, too. Thank you for sharing your experiences! See you Friday! Mom

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