Earth Trembling | Intore Dancing

More from our visit to Rosamond Carr’s on our way back from Gisenyi during my parents’ and aunt’s trip to Rwanda last year…

Roz Carr’s gardens were the ideal backdrop for the Intore dancing performance we arranged for our visit. The performance consists of three components, the women’s dance – or ballet, the men’s dance – dance of heroes, and drums.

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Rosamond Carr’s Gardens and Imbabazi Orphanage

Another adventure during my parents’ and aunt’s 3 week visit to Rwanda…

On our way back to Kigali from Gisenyi, we stopped by Rosamond Carr’s Gardens and the former Imbabazi Orphanage. As we waited for our tour to begin, we meandered through her gardens…an oasis of colors, flora, and birds. Endless varieties of flowers brought from around the world to populate her property. We only wished my aunt, a florist, was there to witness these beautiful, endless rows of intertwined flowers.

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Our Rough Ride | Congo Nile Trail

The adventure continued with my parents and aunt from Kibuye to Gisenyi…

We all have those trips that we think we have all planned out, itineraries, and printed google maps to get us from place to place…but there are those times when best laid plans don’t go your way. This adventure was one of them but it will be one we will all be talking and laughing about for the rest of our lives…there is no way we will ever forget about it.

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Trying our Hand | Gatagara Pottery Cooperative

Hard to believe it’s already been a year since my parents and aunt visited us in Rwanda for three whirlwind weeks touring Rwanda. A lot has happened in the last year…finishing up our two years in Rwanda, having a baby, and moving to Cote d’Ivoire and with all of this I never finished my run down of their visit and details of the places we went and things we experienced. So in a new year effort to get back on track, I will do so now…


Shortly after arriving in Rwanda, I had a great day spent driving out to Gatagara Pottery Co-op, learning about their process, and shopping through their beautiful products. Read about that visit hereKnowing my aunt’s love for pottery and ceramics from hearing stories of her past travels and knowing both my parents would enjoy the visit as well, I knew this was a must-stop on their tour of Rwanda in January/February last year.

Gatagara Pottery 5_JPP

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Rwandan Getaway | Touring the Country

A Hint of Ginger has taken a break for the last several weeks thanks to a visit by my parents and aunt to Rwanda. We have had three fully packed weeks…a Tour du Rwanda of sorts! As we come to the end of their visit, I am finally getting a chance to sit down and write up some of our experiences and adventures. I’m sad to see our time with them here come to an end but these were probably the best 3 weeks we’ve had in a long time. Some of the top experiences of our lives took place during them…And, of course, great food along the way.

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