Well, we would never have thought of Kigali as a metropolis, but compared to kiwangala which has been home to us most recently, the Rwandan capital was positively busy.
One of our first tasks back in Kiwangala is to catch up with our widows who we left setting up their new businesses.
Over the Christmas break we have been sharing accommodation with Jonathan who has come to Rwanda for a month to teach English at the Meg Foundation School in Kinamba.
Here's wishing everybody a happy (and warm) Christmas, and when it comes, a prosperous New Year.
Our current visit to Kigali is being spent in the volunteers' quarters at the Meg Foundation school in Kinamba.
One of the reasons for spending some time in Kigali was to catch up with the project and old friends. So yesterday, we made our way across town to visit Steven in the new restaurant.
We had been in Kampala a few weeks ago and tried to book seats for moving back to Rwanda this week.
Those of you who are familiar with this blog will have picked up that the place we are staying is not exactly a humming metropolis.
Even in darkest Africa anyone with half an eye on the online newspapers can sense that Christmas is about to appear over the horizon.