Rwanda in Photos: Posh restaurants, markets, hiking and a mine (yes, seriously)

In September I was very lucky to spend 3 whole weeks in Rwanda, on a work trip. Last time I had been there was in 2015 and I already wrote my naive impressions of the country in this post.

But this time I was equipped with my favorite camera and really enjoyed pretending to be a legit photographer when I wasn’t doing my day job of hopping around  mine sites and pretending to know things about mining :).

I learned a lot about Rwanda’s politics and culture this time, as well, so my impressions have definitely evolved. This trip also ended up gifting me a mild, kind of upsetting, although not life threatening #metoo moment, if you know what I mean. But I’ll write about that serious topic later.

For now, here are some beautiful Rwandan sights, so that you will want to visit this gorgeous country, too!

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Dinner time view from the restaurant on the 4th floor of the Mille Collines Hotel (yes, the famous one!)
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Desert at said hotel :).
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Snapped this during our 1-hour long walk to the Genocide Museum. Typical street view. Did you notice the name of that Saloon?
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This was snapped about a 3 minute walk from the Genocide Museum. A view of the central Town area, which occupies its own, personal hill.
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Taking a break for lunch at an Italian restaurant (Sole Luna).
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We popped into a very busy market!

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Just trying to be artsy with the spices.
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Snapped while out Sunday morning with a local hiking group.
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The living conditions are very basic, but holy jesus, check out those views! Also, kids were everywhere, but I felt SO weird photographing them, as I feel it’s kind of wrong. So I didn’t get any of those shots. Because I don’t want to be a poverty tourist.
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Miners’ ‘getons’ – a system to keep track of who is in the mine at any given time.
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Washing wolframite. Some of this will likely end up in your electronic devices!
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This view is straight from a mine site. Did you ever think mining could look this good?
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This is in Northern Rwanda, almost at the border with Uganda. Again, view from a mine site. Not too shabby.
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