Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Taking my first tumble...
Today was ‘heroes day’ which means no work for me! So after waiting for the rain to subside I decided to visit Steven and Mary, fellow volunteers who live in the district capital, Rwamagana. It was lovely to see them and have a good chat. It was about a 50 minute moto ride along a bumpy and steep track. It was breathtaking scenery though and I saw so much of Rwandan life. There were children spinning wooden tops on the track, women carrying huge piles of reeds on their heads and just the most beautiful green hills you could ever imagine. I knew Rwanda was going to be beautiful but I never thought it would be quite this beautiful.
Unfortunately on the way back I took a bit of a tumble! The moto driver seemed to be a bit of a speed demon and the motorbike fell sideways going up a vertical slope. Because the slope killed his speed we were going very slowly at the time so only have a few bruises fortunately. The terrible thing was that I was in the middle of nowhere so just had to get straight back on. I wish I had a nice warm bath to soak in! Just lying on my bed with a huge cup of tea to calm my nerves! Such is life. Tomorrow I’m going to attempt to teach my first lesson at the college so wish me luck.