Planning: gorillas and lava lake in Virunga, Congo

While not for the average holidaymaker, the former Zaire is home to two of the most incredible experiences an adventure traveler can ever dream of: getting up close and personal with¬†critically¬†endangered gorillas looking into the soul of the Earth at the largest lava lake in the world. Both activities are in the southern sector of […]

Rwanda then and now. The rebirth after the Genocide

I met Donatella on a minibus going from Gisenyi to Ruhengeri. She works ‘with the schools’ in a church-led program and she’s from the French-educated generations*. I congratulated her for how clean and organized everything was in Rwanda. My praise was heartfelt and honest and I could see the pride in her eyes when receiving […]