Work, Love and Life: Rwanda so far

I did not come to Rwanda to look for love (love looks for me, I do not look for it), neither did I come to start a pimping business or to look for wives for my Kenyan friends. I came to work. So please, stop asking me if Rwandese women are as beautiful as the myth goes? Okay, let me be polite and answer that. A few women are beautiful, most of them are average, and a few are er….a little below average. It’s the normal curve, nothing skewed towards the right (meaning most people are beautiful). Also, for the ladies, kindly don’t ask me how the men are, for reasons mentioned above 😀

Back to serious business. I’m living at a guest house (you know, like those lodges in Naivasha) so my new quarters are a big room with a bed, table and chair, two easy chairs and comfortable bathroom. Comfortable meaning plenty of space, and separate shower and toilet. It’s done with an African theme, if there’s something like that. The few hangings on the wall, the containers made from banana/fiber weaving etc. Breakfast is a part of accommodation, and I can also eat lunch/supper here at my own cost.

A view of my room, this is a part of the guest house am staying at.

A view of my room, this is a part of the guest house am staying at.

 

Julie (my boss) with Percy (the guest house owner's 14 year old son)

Julie (my boss) with Percy (the guest house owner’s 14 year old son)

Rwanda is a beautiful country, but it’s just starting out. You know the way in Kenya there are many ATMs sprinkled all over? Well, I learnt that ATMs are limited here and withdrawing via ATM is expensive. I’m living in Musanze Town, which is quite far from Kigali and there are many services which we have to drive down to Kigali for, not just banking.

This town is clean and very well organized. There are rows upon rows of new buildings, beautiful houses surrounded by brick fences that I learned are a requirement. If you cannot build a good house with a good fence, then you’re forced to sell your plot.

 

The Main Street (don't know the name yet) in Musanze Town. I walk clean streets like this everyday to work, for about 10min

The Main Street (don’t know the name yet) in Musanze Town. I walk clean streets like this everyday to work, for about 10min

The first evening after work, Julie took me to meet some of her friends: Jan, who’s a gorilla doctor (cool job, innit?) and Valerie (she works with local committees and some tourism group, I think). I had fun with these ladies, and though the only common thing we may have had is that Rwanda is not our home country, I think we could be good friends in the end.

Yesterday, we passed by the Gorilla Lodge just next to my guest house: they have this beautiful swimming pool and I think I may have found my Sat/Sun afternoon pastimes. Have a look:

 

The Gorilla Lodge swimming pool

The Gorilla Lodge swimming pool

There are other guests that come and go, like yesterday there was this American family with a really hot son who looked about my age. (He had long hair). But you know, I’m still new and it was just all round conversation at supper time, who knows? 😉

As I finish my second day at work, I have a feeling that my stay here will be worth it.

P.S. There is a Pizza place just walking distance from here and I’ve been looking for someone to play pool with.

I also noticed a chess board at the guest house and can’t wait to play.

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8 Responses to Work, Love and Life: Rwanda so far

  1. kirima says:

    Looks good, Not bad for a first job, enjoy yourself

    thanks kirima.

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  2. ivliacaramel says:

    sounds lyk a kul place to go and chill out for the holiday as well.congrats on your job just outta campo..biggup!!!

    you should visit sometime…. it’s a lovely town.

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  3. Wyndago says:

    Niiice. And check out the hang out joints they have out there, I mean the night clubs 🙂 thats where I’m going to want to be shown when I visit Rwanda.

    night life is a bit slow in Rwanda, but will try my best to seek out the clubs.

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  4. Martin says:

    Its nice to hear from all these p’ple.
    Am planning to visit rwanda nxt month just to see how well I may venture into business there in a developing country.
    Plz Plz if there’s somebody who can welcome me even if for a cost, I will greatly appreciate.Or else with an Idea and willing to share it out, will appreciate.

    Martin,Nairobi Kenya

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  5. Martin says:

    Again..
    Its nice to hear from all these p’ple.
    Am planning to visit rwanda nxt month(Feb) just to see how well I may venture into business there in a developing country.
    Plz Plz if there’s somebody who can welcome me even if for a cost, I will greatly appreciate.Or else with an Idea and willing to share it out with me, will appreciate.

    Marto
    marto_@live.com

    How about you email me with your business idea and I’ll do what I can to help? savvy@savvykenya.com

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  6. g says:

    Nice place, looks like I’ll have to see for myself about those women…

    seeing is believing!

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  7. cesky cess says:

    The place sounds like fun. Enjoy sweetie.,

    thanks, you should come visit.

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