Christmas Bazaar | Celebrating in Rwanda

I am not a fan of celebrating Christmas (okay…I’m really adamant about it) before I have fully enjoyed all the fall flavors, pumpkin and gourd decorations, and successfully stuffed myself and enjoyed Thanksgiving leftovers. However, this last weekend, I couldn’t help but get in the Christmas spirit by attending the Christmas Bazaar sponsored by AIC.…

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Reborn Kyoto | Rwanda

Shortly after I arrived in Kigali, I was introduced to a charity organization and social club called Africa International Club (AIC) – Rwanda. Funds raised through outings and events go to support local projects. This organization has afforded me the opportunity to met and connect with a number of other women from the US and other parts of…

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Gatagara Pottery Works | Traveling Rwanda

This past Saturday, I spent the day journeying to Gatagara, about 1 1/2 hours outside of Kigali, to visit a pottery shop. But the destination was only part of the experience. As I sat in the car watching out the window at the rice and papyrus fields and coffee plantations, I got to know three…

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When in Africa | Our First Safari

Determined to fully explore our new home, my husband and I decided to spend Friday and Saturday at Akagera National Park to go on our first safari. Only about 2.5 hours from Kigali, Rwanda, Akagera seemed like the perfect first place for us to visit together. We couldn’t have been more impressed by the ambience…

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2015: A New Year | New Places, Cuisines, and Adventures

After a several month hiatus from {A Hint of Ginger} filled with preparing, packing up, and saying goodbye to friends and family, my husband and I are starting off 2015 in Rwanda. His job as a diplomat at the US Embassy in Kigali has brought us here for the next two years. The whirlwind of the…

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