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Late Arrival Pays Ultimate Price on Ride to Uganda Musanze, Rwanda – A horrified Rwandan woman suffered the shameful indignity of sitting next to a pair of mzungu on the bus to the Ugandan border Thursday. An unnamed source described the woman as “crestfallen” when she arrived at the matatu park and realized the only remaining seat would result not only in close proximity but possibly even have her touch the sweaty foreigners. The humiliated woman spent the trip suffering silently amid the pungent odours of entitlement and ketchup, quietly ruing her foolish decision to try squeezing out a bit of last minute pee before leaving home. Border Crossing Results in Emasculation Cyanika, Rwanda – A Canadian man had his testicles stored away for safekeeping at the Rwandan – Ugandan border last week. As he was outside filling in his visa form his wife was busy inside shaming him by…

From Kigali we started a slow, deliberate journey that would eventually lead to three days ofso-called “adventure travel” in the Congo. But first up, Musanze, the staging point for gorilla trekking in Rwanda and a place that sees tons of tourists, most of whom just zip in and out, spending only the minimum of one night. We, however, went wildly against the grain, not only staying two whole nights, but not heading out on a tour during the day. Instead we hung out around the hotel, reading, relaxing and hanging my newly hand-washed underwear on a chair in the parking lot, all of which the staff seemed to find both puzzling and disconcerting, much like if we had showed up riding an unusually large dog. We then spent some time wandering around the back streets of Musanze, places that apparently aren’t often frequented by tourists, if one was to judge…

Answer: Djibouti! Djibouti! Djibouti! Question: How did your airplane buddy, Aune-Marie from Rwanda, respond when her husband asked about her flight?   Answer: Yes. Question: Does spending 7 hours in 40C heat in the Djibouti airport suck ass? After coming oh-so-close to landing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where we would then connect to our final destination of Kigali, Rwanda, we were, at the very last second, diverted away by apparent concerns about the weather. Diverted not to circle for a while, not to another Ethiopian airport nearby, not even to a jovial work camp led by a witty ne’er do well male lead and his implausibly strange and hilarious supporting cast, but in fact to a completely different country called Djibouti which is, allegedly, near the Red Sea, shares borders with both Somalia and the possibly fictitious Somaliland, and is more than likely hotter than the 8th and least favourite…

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