How Long For Dar Es Salaam? : More, more, more

The specifics of travel in these times are standard. We know our way through the border controls, airports, transfers and how to arrive at hotels in new cities. In most parts of the world this is straightforward. The discomfort about the unknown begins beyond this point when the guidebook is not taken, travel forums are […]

A travel note from East Africa

9/7/2018 Kampala Arrived in Kampala after a twelve-hour bus ride from Kigali. Through the bus window, one gets a slow and close introduction to the landscapes, life and people outside of the capital cities. Kampala’s playlist goes on until early hours, uninterrupted and loud. Sleep if one must, enveloped by sound. Travelers join in, linger, […]

Possibilities in forgiveness and healing: Rwanda

Kigali smiles generously. There is intrigue, amusement or a smile on most faces that a visitor crosses on the streets here.  and kind to each other in numerous small ways. Elsewhere, we spent time discussing conflict, peace and post-conflict societies. This elsewhere was a classroom several years back, in Bangalore. We were high on ideas […]

Rwanda reads – 17/7/2018KigaliDian Fossey. With all the gorilla trekking in this country’s high season for tourism, hard to not think of three lovely ladies who did much to shape my early childhood impressions . In adult life too, Fossey continues to inspire. Her lines, feel as though were waiting for me to get here […]