The Sugar King of Rwanda

by Zora O'Neill on April 21, 2014

Before we leave Rwanda, and while we’re still on the subject of material culture, let me just mention how nice it is that you can get intensely gingery tea with milk pretty much anywhere there. For instance, at the edge of a national park: Please note Heineken umbrella, and waiter in Heineken shirt. On the […]

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Nyamirambo Women’s Centre Tour

by Zora O'Neill on April 14, 2014

There’s a great little organization in Kigali, the Nyamirambo Women’s Centre. It’s a work co-op and educational group, teaching women job skills. They run a fun walking tour around their neighborhood, which ends with lunch–which happened to be some of the best food we had in Rwanda. I highly recommend this! To tantalize you, here […]


Rwanda, Really

by Zora O'Neill on April 7, 2014

To be honest, I’m still trying to sort out all the threads of our trip to Rwanda. We were there only a week, but we saw a lot, had a lot of interesting conversations, and left feeling as though we could come back for twice as long. So this post is mostly a photo dump, […]


Itegue Taitu Hotel, Addis Ababa

by Zora O'Neill on March 31, 2014

I just saw The Grand Budapest Hotel this weekend, and I came away with such a swoony fever over that fabulous time-warp of a place (the weird, dying 1968 hotel, not the one in the 1930s) that I’m putting off the Rwanda posts I had planned so I can tell you about the fantastico Itegue […]