Bats Overhead | Lake Kivu

More adventures during my parents’ three weeks in Rwanda in January and February last year….

Napoleon Island 

From our hotel in Kibuye, we arranged a boat trip for the five of us out to Napoleon Island. All I could find on travel sites and other blogs was limited information about visiting Amahoro (meaning peace) Island, also known as “one bar island,” and Napoleon Island home to a colony of fruit bats. Other than that, I didn’t know how or where to set up the boat ride or what the boat ride entailed. But as our first water weekend stop in Kibuye, we set it up for the morning of our second day and just hoped for a nice boat ride. We had no clue what an experience we would have when we got there.

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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 last few months have been filled with excitement, anxiety, and anticipation. As we settle in to our new life here, we are already keenly aware of the opportunities that living in Africa will provide us, including a chance to explore East African cuisine. Stay tuned for tales of our foodie and travel adventures and as I learn to adjust to high altitude cooking.

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