My eight friends and fellow students that are going through this amazing journey with me. Friends from Colorado to Texas to New York.
Beautiful Rwanda after a rain storm. The rain will come out of nowhere and pour. In the rainy season (now until May) the rain will come and go with no warning.
Did I say Rwanda was beautiful?
This is downtown Kigali or mumuji (town in Kinyarwanda), specifically this is the Union Trade Center which is a popular mall with a coffee shop, supermarket, bank, and phone stores.
This is the food most popular in Rwanda: beans, rice, matoke (plantains), and beef sauce. I eat a variation of this meal for lunch and dinner almost every day. Breakfast and lunch times are similar to America but dinner comes much later, between 8 and 10.
For my amazing friends surprised me in the morning when I arrived at school with balloons, caffetti, and love! Also, they gave me a card, chocolate, and gin (the legal drinking age is 18…mom).
My 20th birthday in Rwanda! WOW.
Yes, that is sparkler in the cake. I blew it out in Rwanda style.
My siblings and I clean up well. Here we are before going to our Uncle’s wedding.