It was the house of God, where they should have been protected. Instead, it was turned into a house of horrors, where unspeakable crimes took place.
The UN mandate is to provide for the maintenance of international peace and security. In 1994, in Rwanda, it failed miserably in its stated mission.
This is probably not the kind of post which the Rwandan Tourist Board would put up as a poster in its office.
An unforgettable family reunion of the atavistic kind. Meeting our common ancestors.
Negotiating the rugged terrain of Uganda requires excellent driving skills. Massive potholes pockmark the roads; steep climbs and porous mud hills appear abruptly; cars from the other direction drive … Continue reading
Breakfast was a simple affair. This is not Europe and gourmet buffet breakfasts are not the norm. Before I knew it we were at the camp where the Chimpanzee trek … Continue reading
We crossed the border from Rwanda to Uganda in the morning hours. It was a familiar scene of African border activities: hawkers selling their wares, currencies being offered and exchanged … Continue reading
My knowledge of and fascination with gorillas is somewhat limited to the cinema. I saw King Kong in 1976 as a young child (me, not KK) and remember very well … Continue reading
The flight home to Sydney was long and circuitious. It gave me time to pause and think. A year of travel had come to an end. What had I learnt? … Continue reading