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Royal Drummers Of Burundi

By |2019-05-25T08:10:29-05:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Royal Drummers Burundi. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t that excited about to be traveling to Burundi. Fellow travelers have shared with me their stories of corruption and difficulties with the police. And finally, my research did not result in any must-see landmarks in Burundi. There is no equivalent of gorilla trekking, Grand Mosque, or Table [...]

Burundi – 134th Country

By |2019-05-25T08:11:20-05:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Burundi – 134th Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Burundi is my 134th country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read!  Burundi is a small landlocked country that sits on [...]

Democratic Republic of Congo – 133rd Country

By |2019-05-25T08:12:51-05:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Democratic Republic of Congo – 133rd Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Democratic Republic of Congo is my 133rd country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read! Democratic Republic of [...]

Trekking For Gorillas In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

By |2019-07-01T10:41:39-05:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Trekking Gorillas Bwindi Uganda.  The howl.  The whooping.  The sounds projected through the forest. Our ranger looked back at us.  “We are close … five minutes.”  The hair on my arms stood up at attention.  I was about to see my first mountain gorilla in the wild.  In the world, there are no mountain gorillas [...]

Rwanda – 132nd Country

By |2019-05-25T08:12:46-05:00March 10th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Rwanda – 132nd Country.  To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries.  Rwanda is my 132nd country.     Check out the best 193 travel books to read!    Rwanda is another landlocked country in [...]

Uganda – 131st Country

By |2019-05-25T08:12:43-05:00March 10th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Uganda – 131st Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Uganda is my 131st country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read! Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by giant Lake [...]

Visiting The Nyamirambo Women’s Center In Kigali

By |2019-05-25T08:12:41-05:00March 9th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Visiting Nyamirambo Women's Center.  Eighteen women banded together in 2007.  Their goal was to empower local women in the community and address gender-based inequality and discrimination.  Today, over 50 women in this Kigali neighborhood are living better and richer lives.  Nyamirambo Women’s Center (NWC) offers community-based tours, including neighborhood walks, cooking classes, and a weaving [...]

Learning About The Rwandan Genocide In Kigali Rwanda

By |2019-05-25T08:12:39-05:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Must-See|

Learning About Rwandan Genocide Kigali Rwanda.  The streets are so clean.  There are neatly painted curbs demarcating the sidewalks.  I fixated on the center line dividing the road as my car rumbled across the pavement.  I was fascinated and impressed.  I recently spent 3 weeks in Western Africa and the word that comes to mind [...]

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