Heaven…

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Heaven is high up on a hill with a dining room that would over look the city if it were not for the dense surrounding of mango and avocado trees. Heaven has a thatched roof and no walls, its floors are made unfinished of dark hard wood.  Its chairs are made of eucalyptus so fresh you can still smell the sap. Heaven is lit by candles, except for the kitchen, where a short woman with brown hair and a Californian accent prepares worldly recipes so authentic they can remind you of home no matter where you are from. Heaven serves mint mojitos made from the fresh peppermint growing in terra-cotta pots on the balcony. There is a photography exhibit there taken by ordinary people of ordinary people doing ordinary things. Heaven has many friends and laughing children, lovers on dates, businessmen, hippies, even students. Heaven is also surrounded by a colony of fruit bats, and if you arrive at just the right time of dusk you can watch them swoop and twirl in the air on their way to find their dinner.

Heaven is a restaurant just outside of Kigali. I had dinner there last night with two college students who are staying at the compound. Easily the best restaurant in Kigali. The entire evening (dinner, drinks, movie, popcorn, ride home) cost me 8,600FRW or $14.57 USD and I had a great time.

Mom Update: Mom returned from the hospital this morning. She is still tired, but is recovering well. Her fever is gone and blood pressure has returned to normal. She is starting to regain her appetite.

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About globalmargaret

I am a Mid-Western college graduate who signed a contract on a whim last April. The contract took me to Nome, Alaska where I presently live and work. I love nature, hiking, good food, music, ukulele, knitting, sewing, anything creative, and just being still

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