Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday in Kigali

Team Rwanda is now in Bourbon café, for some of us it is the second time we will eat here. The ambiance is peaceful and looks like an African inspired Starbucks. Wifi is free and the coffee is delicious! This morning we shared breakfast with Fortune, the Management Quality Coordinator for Catholic Relief /Rwanda, and learned all about his 12 years with CRS. He told us about how pleasant and reserved people from Rwanda are. After breakfast he drove us around the city for a while – we saw CRS offices, President Kagame’s home and Parliament buildings. Kigali is a beautiful, hilly and green city. We marveled at all of the families leisurely strolling on Sunday evening all formally dressed.

Back at the guesthouse, Amy and I went for a run, which was more challenging than we thought given the hilly nature of the terrain. Nevertheless, we got a good 30 minute run before going back to the house. Soon after the rest of the team (J. Liu, Ahmad and Prof. Easley) arrived, and we got some time to speak to them before heading out for dinner, where we are currently.

We are very excited to begin work tomorrow with CRS!

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