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A truly unique country

I am seated on a 20 cm high wooden stool on main street, Addis Ababa.  In front is a young boy brushing my shoes making them shine brighter than the day they left Chinese factory doors.  I enjoy seeing the … Continue reading

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Buns and Bandits

As I disembark the plane, the sun tantalises my eyes, the unmistakable smell of Africa enters my nostrils and an old rippled smiling face greets me welcome. I just landed in Addis Ababa, more than one month ago from now, … Continue reading

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A trip less ordinary

It is the first of April as we set out for our great adventure. As the church choir stills sings its last song, we pack our last bag and head out of Kigali. After a 1-day drill course on the … Continue reading

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The road ahead…

What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier? Each moment seems split in two; melancholy for what was left behind and the excitement of entering a new land. –Che  Guevara, motorcycle diaries- Imagine a long road ahead. Imagine … Continue reading

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Dating in Rwanda (not for the light-hearted..)

Being single in Africa introduces me to a whole new world of twitches and turns having to do with the concept of being single in a foreign country. Being single is a defining social marker in Rwandese society and one … Continue reading

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Wind of hope

After a century of colonial exploitation, famine, dictatorship, war, failed economic liberalisation and communism, Africa seems to be off for a fresh start upon entering the 00s. The last time since independence a breeze of hope is blowing through the … Continue reading

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I am a Child, Same as Others

With half a million orphans, Rwanda has one of the highest per capita orphan-populations in the world. This is a direct result of the horrific genocide that took place 17 years ago. My two housemates Sean and Jenny run an … Continue reading

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