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Post Office in Kigali

Going Postal in Kigali

There is one post office in Kigali, and it’s straight down the road from the roundabout in front of the UTC, heading down towards Nyabugogo.

Malaria in Kigali

Malaria in Kigali

Malaria is a vector-borne disease that enters your bloodstream through the saliva of a female mosquito (yes, so no woman no cry). There are four

Kigali Airport

Kigali Airport

Rwanda isn’t exactly a major world transport hub and, as a result, it can be an (expensive) pain in the ass to get to. Rwanda

Unsafe Sex in Kigali

Unsafe Sex in Kigali

No, this is not a list of how to practice hazardous sex; I trust you are capable of doing that all on your own. If

Tips for New Arrivals, Kigali

Tips for New Arrivals

Cities are like people – you need to know how to tickle them the right way in order to get the most out of them.

Safe Sex in Kigali

Safe Sex in Kigali

Kigali, though filled to the brim with permanent residing expats, is in many ways like a typical touristy vacation spot: opportunities for casual sex are

Moto Taxis in Kigali, Rwanda

Kinyarwanda: Taking Motos & Taxis

Many people in Kigali speak French or English so you should get by if you can speak one of those languages. Moto and taxi drivers,

Cost of Living in Kigali

Cost of Living in Kigali

Who would have thought Africa was expensive? Luanda, the capital city of Angola was recently named as the most expensive city in the world. In…

Important Phone Numbers

Thanks to a helpful reader Jean-Luke, we’ve got some updated info as of December 2013. His info is in italics throughout this post… We don’t

Wedding Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda

Landmarks in Kigali

Getting around a new city is hard enough without adding challenges like language barriers and the total lack of street names – both of which are the…

Kinyarwandan Lessons

Kinyarwanda: The Basics

I’ve been here for months and my Kinyarwanda skills don’t extend beyond ‘good morning’, ‘good afternoon’ (which I always get mixed up anyways) and a mangled version of…

hitchhiker kigali

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Kigali

Okay, so there’s been a few muggings in dark alleyways, and if you leave you’re iPhone at the local brochette place you probably won’t see

taking a taxi

Taking Taxis in Kigali

Taxis can be anything from a random man who happens to be passing in his car who wants to make a few bucks to an

Taking Moto Taxis in Kigali

You might start off with grand ambitions to get around in Kigali, local style, using the city buses but this will probably quickly disappear once

Taking the Matatu Kigali

Taking the Matatu

Rwanda exports sea weed to the sushi-nation of Japan, and in return gets run-down mini-vans. These are what we in kinyarwanda call ‘matatu’, but what