The Blue Hills of Kigali

The city of Kigali is built on a series of ridges, with the geography mirroring the relative affluence of the city’s districts.  Downtown, which is in the center of the city (where I’m sitting as I write this), is on one of the higher ridges (about 5k feet above sea level).  Mt. Kigali looms blue-brown… Continue reading The Blue Hills of Kigali

The Bullets

Leaving the country is a lot like dying.  At least, this is how people act when they learn that your destination will be a place where the dominant skin color isn't white.  As soon as you say you're going, friends and family, even soon-to-be former co-workers, begin to mourn.  And eventually you stop telling people… Continue reading The Bullets