Saturday, June 20, 2009

Final Thoughts - Kigali

Kigali is definitely a place I would like to visit again. The city is clean and the people are nice although I would like to know some French to better communicate. The only beggars in the city that I saw were children and none appeared to need to beg, all looked well nourished and were playful until they saw us Mzungus and put on their “please sir, I’m hungry” act.

Getting around was very easy although the Motos only know a select few destinations. Bartering for a decent price was a different story. Upon seeing Mzungus (white people) they would start over quoting despite us knowing what the correct rate would be. This got to be annoying if you really wanted to get somewhere and didn’t want to barter for 5 minutes.

Without valuable natural resources the country is moving to become a technical hub for the East African region. The city has a long way to go but is taking the correct steps to achieve their 2020 vision. I’m excited to take William Watkins to see Rwanda sometime in the future.

-XO Mike

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