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Fun Fact Friday

By Wendiw80 @asouthernyogi

FUFACFRIDAY I have a confession to make - I am ssssooooo nervous about going to Rwanda. I have traveled alone before, but this is the farthest I've ever gone by myself. Plus, there are a lot of things going on in Africa & every time I mention that I'm going there, people tell me how dangerous it is so after a while, you get a teeny bit nervous 
BUT
I am very excited to have found a couple of blogs about people living in Rwanda!!! Here are just a few - 
Living in Kigali  -  this is my favorite - 
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A Year in Kigali
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Portrait Rwanda
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I decided to email the ladies from Living in Kigali and asked them a few questions. They answered right away and what they had to say was very relieving - 
*the Yellow Fever vaccine is the most important one to get (which I am scheduled to get in June)*the weather is warm and dry (that's the type of temp I like) but can get cold at nights - and the culture is somewhat liberal for Africa so I can wear skirts/dresses - just try to make them below the knee (especially when traveling outside of Kigali) and not show too much cleavage - so essentially how I dress now - she said  some people even wear hotpants - and if I could find any, I'd probably wear them too*there are no major issues in Rwanda - no dangerous animals or insects, very little crime, and not really that many malaria cases. She said it's one of the safest cities she's lived in and there are lots of good pharmacies and hospitals
That made me feel a little bit better just because she's living there now - it's not a story from the media or hearsay - it's a real person living in the country with hands on experience. 
Then, I read this article that I found on Inga's blog (a link)
Finding Rwanda's First Female Entrepreneur
After reading the article and just getting a feel for all of the good things going on in Rwanda, I got very excited. I'm so ready to go now!!! I think the thing that I have to remember sometimes is this - 
*We only know about other countries through what he see in the news and it's not in the news' best interest to talk about butterflies and sunshine*People like to talk but most of them don't have experience in what they're saying. I would say that out of every one of my friends who has said something about Africa being dangerous has not been there. 
Which both of these things are fine, it's only when I let what other's tell me affect me in a way that creates fear and I don't' want to do that. So... 
Yeah for Rwanda!!
Namaste y'all!

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