I woke up again around 7:00a.m then proceeded to breakfast at the guesthouse. We story built for a couple of hours where we got together, did some of our exercises, and built on our story. It felt good to be together, working together, and having fun while doing it. After that we went to lunch at the beautiful Chez John. I felt so bad because I felt so underdressed because seemed like such an upscale restaurant. We were high up on the balcony and the view was fantastic, some people were actually lucky enough to sit at the fewer tables that were actually outside. The rest of the tables were inside, still beautiful none the less. The food was good there too, but that’s no surprise. We then went to a market where we had the opportunity to get souvenirs, which of course I bought some. This place was huge and so many people sold so many things. People sold decor items, fabric, dresses, jewelry, hats, food. This place seemed to go on forever with items to buy. We obviously had too much fun there because then we were running late for the next place we had to be which was Inema Arts Center for a traditional dance class. First we observed the beautiful art at this place, then we went to dance. I honestly thought we were gonna do a couple of steps, but boy was I wrong. Our dance instructor had us doing so much, and we all sweated so much, but it was so fun. We learned some choreography, then performed it a couple of times, and we were all ready to just drop right there after we were done due to our tiredness. We went back to the guesthouse to freshen up then we made our way to dinner at the Hut which was a pretty cool restaurant, and it had a pool. Who knew?? I liked this meal the most, because it’s one of my favorite foods at home, which was Alfredo, but I was also sad because I wasn’t even able to finish it because I was full from eating a snack prior to being there, so it was kind of a bummer, but what I got to eat was great. We returned to the guesthouse after dinner and went to sleep knowing we had to get up a little earlier than usual to work with some children the following morning.
About the Author
My name is Lisa Shaw and I am a junior theatre major at SUNY Buffalo State College. I love reading, watching movies, and anything that involves music. I’ve always wanted to travel around the world, and Rwanda is a great place to start. Combined with the love of helping people, making them happy, and wanting to travel, I believe that I can really make myself useful on this delegation and bring back what I will learn from Rwanda to my community. Everyone needs to know they have a voice. My village and I are just here to show them a way to use them.