Feels like months since we had a full day without rain in Kigali. Texted Sam to ask what this strange yellow object was in the sky. We concluded it's probably a UFO.
Things were a bit quiet after Harris and Ian left, but he came down to visit last weekend and we had a lovely time. We went for a meal and on the way home he pulled over by the flower seller and bought me a huge bunch of flowers.
There were so many, I managed to get three arrangements out of it: red, purple and mixed.
Hung out at PiliPili by the pool with mojitos.
Then we headed to Bugasera for a night. My friend owns Bugasera Lodge. I'm helping to repair her piano so she gave us a night gratis. We went via Golden Tulip hotel for a swim in their huge pool. We arrived just before sunset and the lodge was so beautifully lit with gas lamps along the path. Had a gorgeous four-course meal of beetroot soup, fish, cheeses and pudding, and played some ping pong.
|On the way there.|
|View from our room.|
|Ping pong by fairy light.|
The next morning we went for a walk down to the wetlands where we crossed the most incredible bridge. It's a floating bridge across the marsh, made entirely from reeds and twigs. Strong enough for people to cycle across, but it bounces as you walk. Never seen anything like it.
|(panoramic, click to enlarge)|
A fascinating expedition. Rwanda Tourism should get onto this. If they put a little café at one end, the lodge at the other - it's a hidden gem. Then we headed back up the hill for breakfast.
Unfortunately, I had to rush back to Kigali for a board meeting, but it was a nice place to spend our first ever getaway. Huge thanks to Jocelyne for her hospitality, and for sending us home with a huge jar of home-made rhubarb jam.