Day 2: What Lies Behind The next day, I ventured out with Jill, a Mzungu I had met at the hostel. She reminded me of two friends back home…always a nice surprise when making a new friend. The whole day was somewhat bizarre and led me to have more questions than answers. We first went […]Read more "Day 2 Kigali, Rwanda: What Lies Behind"
Better late than never…. The holidays were challenging, but in a different way. I missed my family, friends and the subtle sounds of falling Champagne Powder with its glowing pink glimmer under snow capped lights. I reminded myself daily that many people would love to be in my shoes (or barefoot in the red dirt), […]Read more "Far From Over"
The first week was an absolute whirlwind. Mornings I wake up around 6:30 or 7:00am and start the day with a basin shower. I shower in a small dark room with some natural light peeking through a small window. I stand in a wide red bucket and pour water over myself. Mama Ali provides me […]Read more "First week on the ground"
“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Christopher McCandless Before I left, […]Read more "Here I go again…."