Saturday, July 7, 2012
Well, here we go! My house is rented for the year I'm away. I'm selling my 20-year-old car. I have the clothes I need, but still have many accoutrements to buy (mosquito repellent, toothpaste and toothbrushes for a year (you laugh--they have told us it is very difficult to purchase things we think are very common). Women even have to bring their own sanitary supplies for a year as they are impossible to purchase! Fortunately, I do not have to worry about that. I had a passport photo taken today so I can take ten copies with me. Apparently, I will be asked for them! I went to my bank today to learn how to make money transfers. Rwanda does not use credit cards; it is a cash economy and they still use francs, a residual from the time they were colonized by Belgium.