Averie MacDonald

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Heading to Rwanda Part 5: Top Stories From my Amazing Journey

(1) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 4:32 PM

I have a confession to make. As I write this, I am no longer in Rwanda. I am actually in my favourite coffeeshop back in Toronto, Canada. It has been more than three weeks since I was in Rwanda -- and much, much longer since I wrote a blog post....

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Heading to Rwanda Part 4: Stumbling into Stories

(2) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 11:53 AM

So you may be wondering -- "what exactly is this girl doing in Rwanda?" I'll admit -- I've been avoiding the subject.

I am incredibly lucky to be interning at a Rwandan radio station as a reporter and newsreader. But it has been difficult to put my...

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Heading to Rwanda Part 3: Life as a "Muzungu"

(3) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 11:55 AM

Some people stop blogging when they feel they have nothing to say. Apparently, I stop blogging when I have too much to say.

In the past three weeks, I have had enough new experiences to last me for at least three years, if not more. I just didn't know...

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Heading to Rwanda Part 2: Airplane Access Denied

(2) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 11:15 AM

It's never easy getting turned away at the airport.

Especially when your plane leaves in an hour.

Especially when you know rescheduling your flight will cost a solid amount of cash.

Especially when it's all because of one. tiny. mistake.

That was me, on June 19 --...

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Heading to Rwanda Part 1: Who, Me? Nervous?

(5) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 4:03 PM

Current Location: My parents' living room, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Countdown till departure: Five days

Some people have a "bucket list." I use stickies. Stickies of the virtual variety, that is.

About four years ago, when I first discovered how to use these handy virtual memos on my...

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