Wish you were here

If time can fly – my last five months of fieldwork was like the Air Concorde – gone so fast and (me)tired”.

I have exactly a month left in Rwanda. I find the last month of fieldwork always challenging: there’s still plenty of work to take care of, but the mind is distracted to “what if” and “what’s next” questions. There are also plenty of doubts and unnecessary worries such as “have I collected enough data?” (usually collecting too much of unnecessary data is the problem.)

However, during fieldwork, I was fortunate to find, witness and enjoy some fantastic moments, laughs and remarkable sights. Here are some of my “oh~wish you were here” moments.

Land of a thousand hills

beautiful Rwanda (Rwanda nziza)

At the King's Palace: a shepherd sings to royal cow (Inyambo)

At the King’s Palace: a cowherd sings to a royal cow (Inyambo)

 

A boy shepherd (maybe 5 years old?) at work

A boy cowherd (maybe 5 years old?) at work

 

A boy shepherd (at another village)

A boy cowherd (at another village)

 

Drawing on the sand - I drew a cow for the village children (they weren't impressed...)

Drawing on the sand – I drew a cow for the village children (they weren’t impressed…)

 

so I drew a big SUV the next time! (children approved :-)

so I drew a big SUV the next time! (children approved :-)

 

Monkey business...at Nyungwe Forest

Monkey business…at Nyungwe Forest

 

when every inch of terrace matters

When every inch of terrace matters

 

big hug from Rwanda

A big hug from Rwanda

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