Weekend in Musanze

One of my favorite things about Rwanda is the signage. I plan to do a series on the way businesses advertise their service and products. I took this picture because I haven't had Ikivuguto (buttermilk) in so long, I forgot it still existed. Having switched to almond milk for some time now, I've found that I'm largely lactose intolerant now so it took some strong self control to keep me from buying a carton.
One of my favorite things about Rwanda is the signage. I plan to do a series on the way businesses advertise their service and products and their unique choice of words. As English is becoming more and more of the everyday language, the only places you’ll still see an obvious sign of French (or Kinyarwanda) is in the business names, logos and marketing; both languages are quickly being phased out. I took this picture because I want to remember things as they are now and also because I haven’t had Ikivuguto (buttermilk) in so long, I forgot it still existed. Having switched to almond milk for some time now, I’ve found that I’m largely lactose intolerant now so it took some strong self control to keep me from buying a carton.
This is a small Naturally, this sign made me miss L.A. I took this same picture during my last trip to Rwanda in July 2011. Came back two years later to see it still standing.
This is a small food shop and naturally, this sign made me miss L.A. I took this same picture during my last trip to Rwanda in July 2011. Came back two years later to see it still standing.

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Little cousin Jessica and I. After two years, we are finally friends. Small win for me.
Little cousin Jessica and I. After two years, we are finally friends. Small win for me.
The random places I often find myself. Had a personal tour of the Aggreko power plant in Ruhengeri, thanks to my uncle Anselme (middle) and accompanied by my cousin, Callixte.
The random places I often find myself. Had a personal tour of the Aggreko power plant in Ruhengeri, thanks to my uncle Anselme (middle) and accompanied by my cousin, Callixte.
Musanze sights.
Musanze sights.
The old power plant used to be located to the left of the waterfall.
The old power plant used to be located to the left of the waterfall.
Shhh...they normally charge to take pictures here.
Shhh…they normally charge to take pictures here.
Volcano Muhabura.
Mount Gahinga (left) and Mount Muhabura (right). See you next time friends.

ruhengeriThese pictures were taken during the first weekend in November when I decided to visit family and get away for a quiet couple of days away from loud Kigali. Well-deserved and I hope to make it a once-a-month habit. Next time, I’ll be going to Kinigi for closer look at those volcanoes.

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