Crazy Sh!t We Didn’t Tell You About

Crazy Sh!t We Didn’t Tell You About

You know about the gorillas. You know about how we fell in the giant gutter. You know that a girl we were trekking with almost died on the Perito Moreno glacier. You may even have caught the bit about how I ended up bloody after I got tripped by a puppy in Negril when we […]

Traveling Bookworms

Traveling Bookworms

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in General Travel, India, Norway, Rwanda, Turkey | One Comment

I adore books. One of my favorite things in the whole world to do is to spend an afternoon in a bookshop, leafing through the pages and breathing in their smell. (Side note: this is why I find the rise of e-books to be so distressing. When was the last time anyone felt more relaxed […]

Attack of the Giant Monkey

Attack of the Giant Monkey

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in General Travel, Rwanda | 6 Comments

Pierre: The day before we left Kigali for our gorilla trek, I joked around with Robin and asked her if I could write a blog post entitled “Giant Monkeys.” I thought it would be funny, since gorillas are obviously apes and not monkeys (for a post about Rwanda’s Golden Monkeys, click here). Now that we’ve […]

Rwanda’s [Peaceful] Golden Monkeys

Rwanda’s [Peaceful] Golden Monkeys

Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 in General Travel, Rwanda | 3 Comments

We booked our gorilla trek as part of a package deal, and reluctantly agreed to visit the Golden Monkeys the following day, otherwise known as the red-headed stepchild of Rwandan primates. We expected it to be pretty lame. It turns out that the monkey trek was quite a lot of fun, and the golden monkeys […]

Feels Like Déjà Vu, But Not Quite

Feels Like Déjà Vu, But Not Quite

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in General Travel, Rwanda | One Comment

When I found out that we’d be spending a bit of time in Tanzania, I called my old manager at SolidWorks Corporation and asked him if he wanted me to swing by Kigali. Quite a few years ago, the company had made a commitment to the government of Rwanda to help it build up its […]

A Week in the “Hotel Rwanda”

A Week in the “Hotel Rwanda”

Posted by on Aug 20, 2011 in General Travel, Rwanda | One Comment

Think of Rwanda and almost inevitably, the first word to come to mind is a horrific one: genocide. Just seventeen years ago, the country experienced the systematic and brutal slaughter of Tutsis and moderate Hutus over the course of approximately three months – while the rest of the world stood by and watched. In the […]