July 4, 2011 , 9 Comments

Oh, my little blog. It’s been around since before I decided to take my career break and travel. It’s been around since I one sleepless October night in Atlanta when, […]

Escape of the Week: A Silverback in Rwanda

June 2, 2011 , 22 Comments

I remember this day like it was yesterday, although it was almost a year exactly since this photo was taken. It was me, Anna, JD, Adam, Jason, and Mar ...

Sick, sick, sick: Part II

August 2, 2010 , 4 Comments

First, I was too hot. Then, I was too cold. Then, I was just pure miserable.

Five-star luxury bliss

July 27, 2010 , 3 Comments

My last night in Rwanda was torture, thanks to the bliss and luxury provided by Nyungwe Forest Lodge, a lush five-star lodge tucked into a tea plantat ...

  • The children of Nkombo
    July 23, 2010 , 2 Comments

    Our lovely blog trip of JD, Anna, Jason and Adam, helmed by our fantastic tour guide, William, was nearing the end of our days when we took a boat from [...]

  • When motorbikes go wrong
    July 22, 2010 , 3 Comments

    It happened in an instant. I saw a face. A motorbike. Then I heard the awful sound of vehicle hitting vehicle. And then a thud. Then, I felt our SUV [...]

  • Igitaramo and Kwita Izina
    July 20, 2010 , 2 Comments

    We departed from Kigali following a buffet lunch of chicken, rice and fruit, loaded into our two SUVs and headed for Volcanoes National Park and Ruhengeri for a gorilla-themed weekend.

  • The first night in Rwanda
    July 15, 2010 , No comments

    Once JD and I had arrived at Sports View, we dropped our bags in our rooms and set off to find the other members of our press trip — Anna, [...]

  • My first glimpse of Africa
    July 14, 2010 , 8 Comments

    I picked 14 K on the Brussels flight to Kigali on purpose. I wanted a window seat and to spread my legs out in front of me. I never get [...]

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