Monday, 12 January 2009

Contrasting views ...

The photo on the left was taken on the Helsby Half Marathon course (with thanks to Natalie Rees for use of the photo). It shows a view of a typical rural village in North-West England.


The one on the right shows a view of a typical rural village in North-West Rwanda. This is Shyira.


The building in the foreground is one of the secondary schools, the building in the far left background is the Maternity Hospital. Beyond that is the rest of the hospital, with the church, nursery school and primary school further out of sight.

The photo was taken from the road to the main secondary school, and shows the main road (yes - this is the main road) through the village, with the road to the right going down into the valley towards Bihembe, before following the valley side, down towards the Ruhengeri-Giterama road.

To get to Shyira, you need to be in a 4x4, or be prepared for a long walk !

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