06 Jun

After bidding goodbye to the good people of Nyaruguru, I twisted the throttle to the next district. It took me about half an hour to ride from Kibeho to downtown Huye. Upon arrival, I spun my spokes around to see what was new. A lot had changed since the last time I was there. 

For starters, I was impressed by the transformation of the commercial street known as Mu Cyarabu. The old shops, set up in the 1930s by immigrants from the Persian Gulf, have been replaced by modern commercial buildings.  

From the bustling Mu Cyarabu street, I proceeded to the University of Rwanda through Hospital Road. A significant portion of corporate Rwanda is a product of this campus. 

While on the premises of the university, I spent some time strolling around the Arboretum of Ruhande. Planted between 1933 and 1934, the lush forest offers a peaceful sanctuary for nature enthusiasts. In addition, the arboretum is used by the ISAR Institute for research purposes.      

Taking a leisurely walk in the forest is a serene and rejuvenating experience. The gentle rustle of leaves falling on the trail, the dappled sunlight filtering through the canopy, and the chorus of singing birds create a symphony of nature that soothes the soul.

Later in the afternoon, I checked into Barthos Hotel and did some work from the hotel's restaurant. My next post will disclose what transpired before I left for Gisagara District the following day.