September 6, 2012 , 2 Comments

 En route to finding gorillas during our trek in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, we had to hike uphill, through mountainous farmland. With clouds hanging low in the sky, and […]

Daily Wanderlust: Nkombo, Rwanda

March 22, 2012 , 6 Comments

Somewhere on Lake Kivu, between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo is the tiny island of Nkombo. Here, things are very basic: a dirt road, sm ...

Escape of the Week: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

January 10, 2012 , 43 Comments

Less than a two-hour drive from the rolling hills of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, is Volcanoes National Park. Also known as Parc National des Volca ...

The Adventures of D — A Retrospect

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 Oct ...

  • ‘Round the World Music (The List)
    March 11, 2011 , 12 Comments

    Once traveling has been completed, there are few things more precious than the memories of the experience. I am always giddy when something unexpected triggers a magical moment of Delicious [...]

  • 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 plantation. How could something [...]

  • 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, [...]

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