Category: The L’s In Rwanda

This is the ongoing tale of a family of four carrying out a six month stay in Rwanda. It involves some planning, some thinking, some compromising — and probably some trial and errors as well.Come along for the ride — from the comfort of your own home. Learn from our mistakes and take part in the fun.

March 30, 2014

The good folks at Conscience Display licensed an image I took in Rwanda in 2012 for an upcoming exhibition for the UN commemorating 20 years since the Rwandan Genocide. It came out great, and the banner is a full six meters wide, so the impact should be pretty spectacular. Can’t wait to see it in…

February 16, 2013

In the course of the six weeks or so since we returned from Rwanda, I’ve tried time and again to honestly answer the question asked by everybody: “so, how was it?” (Actually, mostly I’ve dealt with kitty litter, homework delinquencies, chauffeuring, and getting life back on track, but with enough coffee around, I’ve tried to…

January 1, 2013

And… we’re back. Last days of the year, first full days of recovery. In the picture above, Lisa is getting in a few laps of cross country skiing on our local field before sunset, while our dog Lucky tries to get to grips with the fact that her owners have suddenly reappeared after abandoning her…

December 26, 2012

Actually, those particular shoes are being left behind in Rwanda when we hitch a ride to Amsterdam with KLM on Friday night. As a public health service, you understand. After returning from the Seychelles late Tuesday, we’re now holed up with all our junk in a friend’s apartment in Kigali. We’ve got a few days…

December 9, 2012

I’m not sure if he deals with bio-hazard material and body parts as well, or just sticks with the more mundane and pedestrian crap, but this guy plies the sidewalk outside the University Teaching Hospital in Kigali every day collecting astounding amounts of trash. What then happens with it is a mystery — presumably (but…

November 21, 2012

Apart from insulting the President, the quickest way to find yourself severely injured in Rwanda is to make use of the ever-present wheeled mosquitoes, also known as motos. These taxis for those who can’t afford a real taxi (typically costs RWF4-8,000 for a minor trip, vs. 300-1,000 with a moto) roam throughout the country, but…

November 17, 2012
November 16, 2012
November 16, 2012

About half an hours walk north of our house in Kigali lies an entire world of back roads and small villages that mostly function without much connection to the hustle and bustle of big, bad Kigali. Sometimes, it’s even pretty out there, especially around sunset. It’s the end of the small rainy season, and the…

November 15, 2012

I agreed to help ISK (the International School of Kigali) with this year’s school photos — in part as a nice gesture, in part because I thought it would be good practice to run through a couple of hundred portraits in a day. It was a mixed blessing… Lots of great kids that were fun…