"Kat, give me number.....TELEPHONE!" November 2nd 2007 Many countries in Africa have titles extolling the virtue of their people and land - Uganda is ‘the pearl of Africa’, Malawi the ‘warm heart of Africa’ - presumably both an example of national pride and a marketing catch-cry for tourists. Rwanda’s is a little less ambiguous than the above examples - it is the ‘land of a thousand hills’. Rumoured to be a country of amazing beauty and ... read more
Africa » Rwanda » Ville de Kigali » Kigali In 1959, three years before independence from Belgium, the majority ethnic group, the Hutus, overthrew the ruling Tutsi king. Over the next several years, thousands of Tutsis were killed, and some 150,000 driven into exile in neighboring countries. T... ... read more
2007: Procrastinating from real life and the prospect of more exams for a year. Living in Kilifi, Kenya with my sister Brigid, working in malaria research, learning swahili and travelling round east Africa.
2008: Back in Australia, back at work, and spending most of my time out of work studying for exams in March 2009. Still managing to get away a bit...
2009: Exams done. Just back from a trip to Turkey and Kenya. Blogs to follow.
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