I have safely arrived in Kigali.
I arrived at 7:50 pm local time.
It took three flights to get here; the connections were so close that I nearly missed my flight to Brussels (typical eh?)
Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, has a population of an estimated 800,000 and will be my home for the near future.
The country has three seasons: little wet, big wet, and dry. Otherwise the temperature hovers between 20 and 27 Celsius.
Rwanda is overwhelmingly christian: 65% Roman Catholic, 19% Protestant, 1% Muslim, and the remaining 15% traditional religions (which according to most sources have incorporated some type of Christianity).
I arrived on the night Burkina Faso beat Rwanda 2-1 in the African U17 final. Although it was a loss for the country, our neighbors threw a loud enough party, which included some good old Kenny Chesney.
The currency is the Rwandan Franc, and exchange rate is 550 francs to 1 dollar. Today I shall exchange my money, buy a phone, and make friends. Nothing too big.
I am happy to report a lack (thus far) of spiders anywhere near my person. I cannot guarantee an overall lack of spiders in the country, however, they have left me alone.
I am unhappy, however, to report a lack of public access to books. The library (which was started in 2006) is still unfinished. I cannot afford the imported books on my small budget. Nor can I afford cheese. Both of these losses are great indeed.