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My friend, David (who I talked with about math and evolution on previous blogs, links are below.) went on a backpacking trip in Africa recently. This is his story of the experience of other cultures.
This is the tenth blog in this series. Here is the link for the page where the others can be found:
June 2, 3, Road to Kigali:
After a late night of drinking and fun times with the group, we were ready to pack our bags and hit the road at 5 in the morning the next day. The bus ride was from 6am to 9pm on the first day. Along the way, not much happened. There were just the sights outside the windows of the locals following their daily routines. There were some Maasai villages with dirt houses, and a lot of cattle herders. Snacks were bought from vendors through the windows during bus stops. One man on the bus was unconscious, possibly due to drugs or alcohol. He was detained later by the police before being put back on the bus because he had been causing a disturbance. However, he was let back onto the bus and taken all the way to our destination.We arrived in Kahama after a long, exhausting 15 hours of quick naps, leg cramps, and watching the same movie 3 times in a row. Then we checked into a hostel for a night, went out to eat, and took showers.
The next morning, we were up for round two of our travel, from 5am to 5pm. On this bus ride, we had to put up with a fish smell all day, which could have come from anywhere. Once we passed the border and checked in with customs, we moved along on the endless rolling hills of Rwandan countryside for the rest of the way. Then we reached our final destination called Kigali, a city that looked nothing like the places we had seen in Tanzania.