18 Things You Might Not Know About Rwanda

You probably know that Rwanda is one of only three countries in the world where the critically endangered mountain gorilla lives.  You’ve undoubtedly heard of the devastating genocide that took the lives of more than 800,000 people in just 100 days in 1994.  And you are probably aware of its location as a land-locked country […]

Postcards from Rwanda: Gorillas and Beyond

Many foreigners associate Rwanda with two things – mountain gorillas and the 1994 genocide. But the attractions of this small land-locked country in East Africa extend beyond tracking the world’s largest primate in its natural habitat. And whilst the genocide is an unforgettable chapter in the country’s history, Rwanda is now considered one of Africa’s […]


Before the digital age eroded its popularity, the postcard was an affordable souvenir and an easy way to share travel experiences with friends and family back home .  A simple picture and a few short words had the ability to conjure dreams of faraway locations, inspire future travel plans and permanently remind travellers of incredible […]

Photo of the Week: Fire Starting – Rwanda

Throughout my travels, I’ve often been reminded of how lucky we are in the developed world and how much we take for granted.  And although this fire-starting demonstration in a village in Rwanda was staged for us tourists, it felt symbolic of the basic tools and materials that we have at our fingertips – like […]

Travel Ideas: M is for…Mountain Gorillas (Rwanda)

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing my experience of a destination or activity to help inspire your TRAVEL BUCKET LIST, in addition to an item that still remains on […]

Photo of the Week: Faces of Africa

I recently wrote that the opportunity to interact with and learn from so many different people around the world is my favourite aspect of travel.  One of my most memorable locations for this is Africa where I spent three months over-landing through the East and Southern countries of the continent.  Although observing the wildlife of […]

DESTINATION: RWANDA “5 Great Experiences”

Sharing my experiences to inspire yours RWANDA:  In a Nutshell I visited Rwanda during my 2009/2010 career break as part of an overland tour with Intrepid Travel.  Despite spending less than a week in this country, it provided some of the most memorable moments of my travel life and is a place I hope to […]

Great Experience Idea: Mountain Gorilla Trek in Rwanda

“SHARING MY ADVENTURES TO INSPIRE YOU TO CREATE YOUR OWN” MY EXPERIENCE “Quick, stand still and get ready – they are coming towards us”. This was the moment I had been waiting for. 3 hours earlier I was standing under a tree outside the headquarters of Parc National des Volcanos, having just been introduced to our […]