Text and images by Jenna Sy
Africa has become a popular travel destination, but Rwanda isn’t high up on the bucket list of some wanderlust travelers. I have been to Africa to visit Morroco, Kenya, and Zambia, but for this trip, I decided to head to Rwanda for 11 days.
The hesitation to travel to Rwanda is perhaps a knee-jerk reaction to our assumption about the country. We tend to think of Rwanda as one ravaged by war and genocide, and it was, just a little over two decades ago. But as soon as I stepped out of the plane and into their country, I was impressed to find that it is recovering well from its past tragedies, one step at a time. I felt safe. It was peaceful, and the people were even more lovely and welcoming than I had hoped. READ MORE