Okay, first things first. My computer crashed on the 3rd day of our trip. As in blank screen, nothing working, enter password, little wheel spins around, weird lights flashing in the upper left corner and then back to asking for my password screen. I don’t know if it’s just run the course of its computer life or if the brown-outs caused it to malfunction, this is obviously not my language or within my skill set to parse. Coupled with the iffy wi-fi and after trying a number of things, I finally gave up. That was what seems like weeks ago, but actually was on August 17th or was it the 18th? It’s impossible to know because each day has been so packed with adventures that it feels like years and at the same time, just seconds all at once.
So I’m on my husband’s computer writing this post, having finally contacted my friend and the person who pulled this site together and made it actually work, our tech guru, Kai of Hostingforwriters.com. She’s amazing, especially when it comes to all of this stuff, as well as being an all around lovely, kind, thoughtful human being, who also happens to be a very talented writer! Thank you Kai!!
So here we are, thanks to Kai, and I’m finally writing a blog post, way overdue. So where was I? Right. Gorillas! As in these amazing creatures.
Nothing can describe the thrill of seeing these beautiful animals in their own habitat. All money collected from the gorilla treks in Rwanda go back to protecting the gorilla population, the community, and education. For example, former poachers become porters and protectors through tourism dollars.
Once I have been able to figure out (if I can) how to log into my youtube account, all passwords were lost due to my computer crashing, I will post videos. In the meantime a little visit with the gorillas in photographs, which does not do them justice, but is better than nothing.
While trekking with the gorillas we stayed at the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge set in the Virunga Mountains. Sabyinyo is also the name of the oldest volcano that looms above the mist and low laying clouds and means “tooth.”
Thank you for sharing!
Love the photos ( monkeys are adorable) but yes agree the pillows are super awesome..
Love them!! ❤️
Thank you Juliann. Right back at you. ❤️
What a wonderful exploration Ariane. And those embroidered pillows… what a lovely little find.
The textiles are gorgeous here, as are the woven baskets. ❤️
So glad to hear from you, lovely pillows!
Thank you Sandra. ❤️
Definitely a world away from normality. So pleased that you made the effort for your once in a lifetime experience. Amazing. In the end it’s the memories that matter not the WiFi even though we all enjoy sharing this time with you
Yes exactly! I may have to wait until we are back in the states to post videos, but I will post them eventually!
Awwww. Thank you for the kind things you said! And I’m glad you got to post these, more importantly. I’m not sure which fascinate me more, the gorillas, or the pillows. One would get me into a lot of trouble if I tried to cuddle them though 😉
It looks like it’s a truly brilliant holiday, and so very well deserved. *hugs*.
Haha! I love both, but I think the gorillas have an edge! ❤️
I have been anxiously waiting to have another post show up with the gorillas. How thrilling for you both to get to do this grand adventure! I can’t wait for a bit of video too. Wow just wow. Sorry about your computer but thankful you were able to make this happen for us all. Safe travels
Thx so much Cindy. The computer has been too bad, but once we are back I will begin posting videos of the trip. It’s been absolutely incredible and breath taking. ❤️
Love that you’re sharing this awesome experience with us Ariane – wonderful to see it through your lense…
Thx Jeanne! It’s been an amazing adventure.