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... A boy is swatting at a rock with a little stick that has a short whip on the end. The rock rolls along the dirt road. Children are bathing in the water of a small stream. A few bumps and jerks further and we reach an area where piles of bricks are cooked. It is interesting to see the three to five large tunnels under the piles. These are used for burning wood to cook the bricks. It looks like we must be seeing some piles that are just drying for a while before being cooked. We ...
... and accents from half a dozen European and more African countries was quite interesting.
We took a taxi back to the hotel and walked around the corner to a little restaurant where I had Mukeke and Daniel had Sangala, a huge fish similar to the Nile Perch. Both were very good and provided a nice ending to a full and encouraging day.
We’ll make it an early night since we need to start early and will have a full day again ...
Our last day in Bujumbura was spent at Musee Vivant, the "museum" in town. Except it proved to be more of a makeshift zoo than a museum. On our drive there, along the lake, we were greeted by a bloat (yes, a bloat) of hippos. They were ENORMOUS! And every time their heads poked up through the water, their ears would spin and shake to get the water off. It was very entertaining. We arrived at Musee Vivant, not knowing that the next hour ...
... King's Conference Center. We passed several interesting landmarks. Mr. Meeker pointed out some places of interest. When we got to the hotel, we turned down a dirt access road and drove along the high wall complete with barbed wire at the top. This, apparently, is the norm for hotels and major buildings in Burundi. It's to keep very motivated thieves out and according to Moise has nothing to do with the civil war and upheaval of a few years ago. We reached the large entrance ...
Ryan works for Hope International, a micro-finance NGO that works to bring savings plans to the poor areas of the world. Burundi is the third poorest country in the world (according to some guy on the internet), under Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (which can be seen across the lake from Bujumbura). Over half the population lives on less than $1.25 a day. Hope works with local churches to bring up leaders in the community ...
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