Saturday, March 25, 2006


Today is the day I begin packing - that is, if I ever get around to it! I seem to have so much to do, and packing is not one of my favourite activities. I may go over to the National Museum later today with my housemate Rose, to pick up some Rwandan baskets to take with me. The museum is an easy 20 minute walk from here. It was built in the mid-80's and survived the war intact. It's a good, small museum with an interesting collection of artifacts and old photographs. Well worth a visit if you're in Rwanda. Rose, a medical doctor from the Philippines with 20 years of development experience, arrived in late January. I wish she'd come much sooner! We get on great, and she's a wonderful cook.

The National Museum of Rwanda, in Butare

My housemate Rose, demonstrating her cooking skills with a chicken


Brendan said...

That's such a beautiful flower. I've never seen anything like it before. I googled "spider flower" and discovered that it's called Hymenocallis littoralis or, more commonly, spider lily.

It looks like it also grows in Hawaii and Bali.

Anonymous said...

Hi I like your photos in amsterdam!