When Robin and I moved to Rwanda we thought it would be a great opportunity to see another part of the world. There are so many exotic tourist destinations in and around East Africa: Zanzibar – off the coast of Tanzania, Mombasa – beach town in Kenya, Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, historical sites to visit in South Africa, game parks, nature walks and secluded retreats. We planned on living frugally during the school year and really getting out and about on holidays.
Hmm, here is a list of the places that we have visited in the last 19 months:
-Gisenyi, Rwanda (lakeside retreat): 3 times
-Ruhengeri, Rwanda (gorilla country, but no gorilla trekking for us): 1 time
-Ft. Portal, Uganda (*the* tourist destination in Ug…ok, just kidding, home of my cousin and family): 2 times
That’s it! We didn’t count on the fact that we would be homebodies, even in Africa. Or that we don’t relish budget travel. Or that Robin would have toe surgery last Christmas break. Or that I would fly back to the States this Christmas for my brother’s wedding.
However, spring break begins one week from today and we are definitely going to (in the words of my dad) “blow this popcorn stand.” (Dad, where did that phrase come from anyway? It’s kind of silly) We have made reservations to stay in a cabin on Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda for five days. It is going to be heavenly. Just run a Google image search for the lake – I think you’ll agree.
We’re. Finally. Getting. Out. Of. Town.