Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Iby’lwacu: Preserving Rwandan Culture

At the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village near Kinigi, Rwanda, 12 young men wearing blue loincloths and brightly colored beaded sashes leap into the air and swing their heads up and down, their long blonde headdresses whipping in wide arcs. Landing on the ground in unison, they cry out and stamp their feet, causing the ground to

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Molly Pays Respects to Dian Fossey

In 1988, when I was 8 years old, my father brought my sister and I to see the movie Gorillas in the Mist which told the story of Dian Fossey’s life struggle to protect Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. As an animal lover, I was delighted by the scenes of Sigourney Weaver, who played Fossey, interacting with real mountain

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Top Five Items for a Comfortable Trip

In my last blog, I highlighted five essential items every traveler needs to bring on a trip to Uganda and Rwanda. This time, I’d like to share five things I always bring that help make my travels in Africa more comfortable.

1. A Good Rain Jacket
I remember shopping at an outdoors store before my first luxury safari trip