Koko Club : the kids friendly café in Kigali.

Founded by parents, the concept behind Koko Club was to have a space where kids can play together safely, while parent can chill with good and healthy food. The place is awesome and with my family, it is clearly our new Sunday ‘s spot.

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La Locanda : the lovely guesthouse in Musanze

I heard about La Locanda  few months ago, and it is always with nice comments. So when I decided to visit Musanze, I couldn’t choose an other place to stay. And the rumor were true, La Locanda is a hidden gem where you feel at home and privileged with the care you receive from Alberto, the owner.  It has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and you will really feel good there.

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Ibaba : embroidery made in Rwanda

Last week, I visited the Ibaba workshop in Rutongo and was totally amazed. I placed a customized order few weeks ago for a friend of mine who is expecting her first baby and I decided to go to the workshop to take my order instead of waiting in Kigali. I already knew their products but seeing the ladies behind the wonderful embroideries was so great.

Ibaba Rwanda is a social enterprise empowering women with a beautiful story. During the seventies, in Rutongo, Belgian nuns started to teach embroidery to help young women from the village . After the training, they could start working in the workshop earning a salary and adding an income for their families. This great initiative represented for many years a great source of empowerment for women of Rutongo . The women of Rutongo had an incredible expertise in embroidery and they were known beyond Rwanda’s borders. Having an embroidered piece from them was a must.

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Staycation at Park Inn by Radisson in Kigali

During the last two years, few new international hotels opened in Kigali. Park Inn by Radisson is one of them. Of course, people are generally more focusing on Radisson Blu linked to the Convention Center, but the little brother Park inn should not be ignored. With cheaper rate, it could be your next staycation option !

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Visit Rwanda !

I love this short video . In about 8 minutes , you will have a nice preview of why Rwanda worth a trip! For Enjoy and see you soon in Rwanda !

Cette courte vidéo est vraiment magnifique. Si vous hésitez encore à ajouter le Rwanda à votre liste de voyages, prenez 8 minutes pour regarder ça ! À bientôt, au Rwanda !

Video by MammothMedia.tv

Casa Keza : Tapas bar in Kigali

A little touch of Andalusia, beautiful blue painted walls, comfy seating inside or in the garden, Casa Keza is one of the recent addition of the Kigali food scene. Located in Kacyiru, this little restaurant is a must go. Open all day long, you will find coffee, breakfast ,tapas and fast wifi.
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The Beach house in Gisenyi ( Airbnb )

I love Airbnb. When we arrived in 2014, this service was almost unavailable. Since then , hopefully for me, the offer has increased. What I love with Airbnb is to have the comfort of a home and this feeling that you live there… Even if it is for 3 days only. With kids it is really great, you can follow their rythm, they have more place to play and can make more noise. With friends also ( for the exactly same reasons 🙂 ).

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One degree south in Gisenyi

If you don’t know me yet, I must confess that food is really really important for me ! One thing that I love is to discover new place with good food. Since two days, we are in Gisenyi. A beautiful city located near the Kivu Lake. And today, i spotted a new sign near the lake shore and decided to try it with the hubby. And it was WONDERFUL !

 

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Lunch time in Kigali : Chap Chap

There is a lot of options for lunch in Kigali . Places where you can find indian, african, or asian food with most of the time buffet for the lunch. But if you are not in a buffet mood, i have something for you ! It is a small place but never crowded so you can just come by and order. The place is called Chap Chap, who means « quick ». It can also refer to the chapati that you can take there. There is actually two locations : one in Nyamirambo, the other one in Kicukiro. Food is the same at the two locations but my pictures has been done at Kicukiro.

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Nyamirambo Women Center

La coopérative des femmes de Nyamirambo, aussi appelée Umutima, est une ONG rwandaise . L’atelier couture jouxte la boutique où ces femmes vendent différents objets en pagne ou en vannerie qu’elles ont fabriqués. Des vêtements, des accessoires, des paniers, mais aussi des sacs. Le kitenge est l’élément central de leurs créations, et comme il s’agit d’une petite production, vous pouvez considérer votre pièce comme unique. Cette boutique est le lieu idéal pour faire (ou se faire) des petits cadeaux.

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