Daily Wanderlust: Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Written by on April 26, 2012 in Daily Wanderlust, Escapes - 8 Comments

Rwanda is filled with dramatic images. From gorillas playfully rolling around in the depths of Volcanoes National Park to children hiding next to ramshackle huts on the tiny island of Nkombo, there is always something to grab attention.

The scenery, with the dark volcanoes rising up from the deep green grass and clouds shrouding the peaks, is no exception.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads and more.

8 Comments on "Daily Wanderlust: Ruhengeri, Rwanda"

  1. Albert April 27, 2012 at 3:31 am · Reply

    Love that pic! It looks unreal!

    • Diana April 27, 2012 at 11:11 am · Reply

      Thank you!! I love it, too!

  2. Barbara April 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm · Reply

    Wow! Beautiful. I’d love to hear more about impressions of Rwanda today.

    • Diana April 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm · Reply

      Rwanda was a surprise for me. It’s sad past lingers, but you can see the hope in the people. The tourism board is working hard to bring people in to the country and see it for what it is today — a beautiful place filled with life, energy and culture. For me, the most interesting thing was to be a part of an entirely different world.

  3. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures April 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm · Reply

    What a stunning pic! If that doesn’t ignite wanderlust I’m not sure what will?

    • Diana April 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm · Reply

      Thank you, Andi! I hope it does spark some wanderlust in people!

  4. Barbara April 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm · Reply

    Neat. I should keep it on my “must-do” travel list. It sounds like a world of deep contrasts.

    • Diana May 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm · Reply

      It really is!! Rwanda is magical.

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