Travel Blogs from Bujumbura, Burundi

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Bujumbura, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Bujumbura

A travel blog entry by dcm

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Kigali to Bujumbura to Kigoma, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Kigali to Bujumbura to Kigoma

A travel blog entry by dcm

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BURUNDI Bujumbura. 15th - 16th January 2007 Monday 15th Only after the 'Yahoo!' bus/coaster had left the outskirts of Kigali, did I realise I had left behind my hiking boots (obviously David thought I had given them to him).  The only ...

From Civil War to Simply Civil - Burundi, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

From Civil War to Simply Civil - Burundi

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... generated by our bus driver's obsession with demonstrating his high speed driving skills on twisting treacherous mountain roads. I'm now in Bujumbura, the capital.  It's a strange place but I like it.  It's very hot and muggy, and sits on ...

Oh, Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood..., Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Oh, Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood...

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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... wondering who's in charge around here. Their children are also native Burundians that they adopted 3 years ago from an orphanage in Bujumbura.  Justin and Emma (whom you've seen before because I just get a kick out of posting pictures of them) have ...

Burundi, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Burundi

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... are in decent shape, paved without too many potholes.     I took a 4 hour bus from Huye, Rwanda to Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi which is located at the north end of Lake Tanganyika.  Along the way I journey I saw children riding on the ...

Mzungus Up Country, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Mzungus Up Country

A travel blog entry by pugetview

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... wife, Mary, says when we don't have power.  What she means is she feels like a villager.  All of Burundi outside of the environs of Bujumbura is referred to as "up country."  That is where we went this past weekend. On the long, steep climb ...

Adaptations, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Adaptations

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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This entry is for those of you curious about some of the variations between life in the U.S. and life here in Burundi.  I've begun to realize that although things look quite different here, similarities sometimes sneak up in unexpected forms. ...

Bujumbura bound. Sketchy? Maybe., Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Bujumbura bound. Sketchy? Maybe.

A travel blog entry by rachrachk

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... . Read posts in travel forums. Burundi can be a bit sketchy at times, but for the moment sounds to be alright. Lets do this. Bujumbura, here we come!!! To shorten the trip a bit, we stopped off in Butare, a small college town close to the border. Not much ...

Don't Send Packages, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Don't Send Packages

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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... to Burundi, the postal system does not work here quite the same as it does at home.  Once packages arrive in Burundi, two to three weeks after they left the sender's hands back home, the fortunate recipient gets a card announcing their ...

End of Burundi Chapter 1, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

End of Burundi Chapter 1

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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... UK went home to spend a couple of months with her family and allowed me to stay in her house during my final weeks in Bujumbura for this school year. As much as I had enjoyed the apartment, it had become rather noisy with increasing traffic on the street ...

Independence Day and general observations, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Independence Day and general observations

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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My first full day in Bujumbura happened to be Burundian Independence Day, July 1st, and so I got to watch a wee bit of the parade (there's only one as far as I know, at least here in Bujumbura).  Unlike parades in the U.S., there weren't any floats ...

Contact information - How you can reach me, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Contact information - How you can reach me

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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... address above, and I will add you to my list.  Also, I can receive regular mail sent c/o Nikondeha, P.O. Box 2810, Bujumbura, Burundi, Africa.  Packages containing anything of value may or may not make it to me intact, but letters should be ...

La Crise, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

La Crise

A travel blog entry by katehoran

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Driving in from the airport to the capital city of Bujumbura as we passed street after street of tin shacks and tiny stores, I kept wondering when we would get to the city. Turns out aside from a handful of commercial streets in the very center of the ...

Bicycles - transportation workhorse of Burundi, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Bicycles - transportation workhorse of Burundi

A travel blog entry by pugetview

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... "bicycle repair shops" every couple of blocks in town and every few miles when you get "up country" (which means anywhere out of Bujumbura). We have even seen guys sitting along the road with a tire pump making a few cents where he can. And a few ...

Thanksgiving with Burundian Family and Friends, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Thanksgiving with Burundian Family and Friends

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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... lack of food or opportunities for thankfulness. Le Menu Roasted Chicken (turkeys are rare and not so tasty in Burundi I'm told) Mashed Potatoes with Gravy Stuffing Green Beans Carrots Buttered Dinner Rolls Tossed Salad Fruit Salad Mini Pizzas ...

One More Housemate, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

One More Housemate

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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I've gotten more comments regarding the gecko (and my fear of it) that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago than anything else I've posted so far, so I feel the need to give a quick update, even though I've already posted once today.  After ...

Risizi National Park, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Risizi National Park

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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... friends of mine and I - thank you, Duncan, for organizing and driving - went to Risizi National Park which is just north of Bujumbura off the road that leads to Congo and beside the bank of the Risizi River.  For those of you who have never had ...

Chez Moi!, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Chez Moi!

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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After two months of living with American friends in a large, comfortable, sheltered even, house, I am now on my own and living in an apartment in the center of town.  If you have an image in your mind of a trendy, cosmopolitan, multi-storied ...

The House Where I Live - for now, anyway, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

The House Where I Live - for now, anyway

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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... two adopted children, Justin and Emma.  They have lived in Surprise, AZ for the past several years but are contemplating a move to Burundi in the next year or so.  Three other Americans also live here - Sarah and Ron Gonski, and Grace Scale - ...

The Sound of Joy, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

The Sound of Joy

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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This week I went over to the house where the 40 Batwa students will be living whom I'll be attempting to teach English and writing stories about for a church in Texas who is supporting them.  I got to chat with a few of them for a little while ...

Much Rejoicing, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Much Rejoicing

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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Next week marks two months exactly that I have lived in Burundi, and I think perhaps I'm beginning to feel a little bit at home here.  I still stand out freakishly and hear calls of "Muzungu" nearly every time I set foot outside the gates of our ...

Burundian Graduation, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Burundian Graduation

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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... because it was a while ago, this group of people is the group I'll be working with most closely during my time in Burundi.  (For clarification, Twa is the sort of universal term, Batwa is plural, and Mutwa is singular.)  Arthemon is one of only ...

Le Plage, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Le Plage

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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... the Great Lakes Region of East Africa.  It's the second deepest freshwater lake in the world and forms much of the border between Burundi and DRC (Congo).  I have been told to stay out of the water when there are no waves because that's when the ...

Burundi, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Burundi

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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... fonctionnaires n'ayant pas voulu me faire le visa à la frontière. Et au consulat je fais rigoler quand je montre mon passeport français. J'attends donc mon visa rwandais, en visitant le Burundi : Pierre de Livingstone, musée vivant, sources du ...

Straight Boojee, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Straight Boojee

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... that place, although some had warned of banditry along the road as a possible impediment. In fact the road through Burundi to Bujumbura was fairly quiet on the northern side.  Certainly armed members of the military were spotted often along the side ...

Native Drums, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Native Drums

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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Last week my housemates and I had the privilege of attending a feast at Youth for Christ.  In addition to gorging ourselves on a number of Burundian delicacies - many different cooked vegetables, fried plantains, rice, sauce with beef (none of which ...

Boo Jum Boor Uh, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Boo Jum Boor Uh

A travel blog entry by huyclef

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We had an unexpected layover in Bujumbura. Not unexpected because of emergency, but rather it wasn't on our plane ticket that we needed to stop. We were on a 747 after all and Nairobi to Bujumbura was only two hours. I remember being in awe of Rwanda in ...

Hungry hungry hippos, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Hungry hungry hippos

A travel blog entry by katehoran

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Having settled into headquarters, in a well guarded neighborhood that caters largely to the small expat community, I had a few days to explore the capital before departing for the clinic. Rachel, who knows the city well after spending a year in the ...

Life in the Heart of Africa, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

Life in the Heart of Africa

A travel blog entry by pugetview

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... nbsp; Doctors without Borders has a program here that Mary says is very good.   Screened candidates are brought to Bujumbura twice a year, without any cost to them, and receive surgical treatment.  This sounds wonderful, but we would NEVER ...

How I Fill My Time, Bujumbura, Burundi travel blog

How I Fill My Time

A travel blog entry by christyjean

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... running errands, still rather unusual for a white person; jogging or reading in the "Jardin Public," my favorite spot in Bujumbura; trying out a neighborhood restaurant or coffee shop; spending time with friends at the beach (where I got my first African ...

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