Recently I traveled to the stunningly beautiful country of Rwanda.
It was my first time and I was just in awe of its stunning beauty in the landscape.
The capital, Kigali.
It's nickname, land of a thousand hills, was an understatement and well deserved.
The landscape is a never ending up and down, of gorgeous drops and curving roads.
The mountain lover in me was so ecstatic.
While driving, we passed at least three brides in the bridal march within an hour.
It was such a joyous scene (although she looks kind of nervous in my shot!).
On a sobering note, heading east, toward the border with Congo-Kinshasa, we passed the Nkamira Transit Camp.
The camp--not too far from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its infamous city of Goma---
is a transit camp for refugees fleeing the violence in the DRC.
A football match. In 2012, the UN reported that the camp's population had surpassed 11,000 refugees.
It was sobering to see so many lives impacted by the M23 rebels in the DRC.
It was a sobering thing to see the day after visiting several sites in Rwanda in which thousands lost their lives in the genocide.
For more information on the fighting in the Congo.