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Trip to Nyungwe Forest

A few weekends ago I went with some people to Nyungwe National Forest, which is actually a rainforest.   As before, the drive through the countryside was beautiful and provided a peek into life outside Kigali.   We had Friday … Continue reading

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The Little Victories

So, the move to Rwanda hasn’t exactly been a super easy transition, which is shocking, I’m sure. I think going into it, I just kept thinking—well I moved to Palembang, Indonesia, which 1) was not the capital of Indonesia and … Continue reading

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Akagera National Park

I finally got outside of the big city. There’s a facebook group here called “Expats in Rwanda” for foreigners living in Rwanda, and people post stuff for sale, restaurant recommendations, the occasional complaint, and also requests for people to fill … Continue reading

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A note on Charlottesville

I sat down tonight to write a blog about my trip to Akagera National Park in Eastern Rwanda on Saturday. I started it, and I’ll finish it, but I just can’t focus. On Saturday, I was heading into the countryside, … Continue reading

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Muraho (hello) from Kigali!

Well helloooo. This Hand is across the water again, but this time, in Kigali, Rwanda.   I had promised friends and family that I’d keep a blog to document my experiences here in Rwanda. For some reason it’s been more … Continue reading

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Final Reflections on my year in Indonesia

So, I’m home.  And I’ve been getting that question I knew would be waiting for me… “How was Indonesia?!” That three word question.  How to answer it? Great? Amazing?  Life changing? Crazy? Surreal? I wanted to wait a little while … Continue reading

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Being Profesh

As many of my blogs are about my travels and trips and sometimes day-to-day annoyances/observations, I thought I’d talk a bit about my more professional moments. (With a few asides). Here, at my school—IAIN (Insitut Agama Islam Negeri- State Institute … Continue reading

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