Water Front Hotel
Travel Blogs from Bujumbura
... cooked piles torn apart. It must take just the right amount of wood and just the right number of bricks to get the temperature just right so no bricks will go uncooked. We pass Nathan's house. We pass the church building. We make our way to the end of the dirt path. I'm thankful we have a 4X4. There is a small clump of residences here at the end of the path. We get out here and walk down a narrow trail to the stream we will use for the baptisms. After the long ride, I was eager to ...
... a scanner, laptops and liquids out, shoes and belts off, pockets emptied and the walk through a metal detector. I’m not sure what they think can happen between the check-in counters and the boarding area, but apparently something.
Because we had lost some time at Chez Lando having to pay additional charges, we didn’t have long to wait for the flight to board. When the time came we walked out onto the tarmac and to the Ethiopian Airlines ...
... among the more entertaining - and emotional - so far in Burundi. We were joined by a guide who gave us a tour of the grounds. We were shown crocodiles and alligators in cages with walls that seemed just a tiny bit too low. He assured us they were fine, and that they add bricks or taller fences as the animals grew bigger. He also told us about Gustov, the ginormous crocodile terror who is responsible for killing about 300 people in ...
... only pedestrians are allowed to enter, no cars. I noted three types of uniformed soldiers: blue, green, and khaki. The blue guys are the Gendarmes or Police Nationale. The green guys are enlisted men. The khaki guys are officers. Apparently there was a UN training session going on in our hotel conference center. Wow! These guys are getting ready for the Somalia peacekeeping mission! Moise had some business to tend to. So, once he got us into our rooms, we said goodbye until ...
... savings groups. Burundi culture is very hospitable. If someone asks you for a loan and you have the money, you are culturally required to give it. The savings groups keep this in mind. Once a week the groups meet, each person bringing a set small amount of money. The money is pooled, and given to one member who immediately goes and buys something to make profit off of (a bag of food to re-sell, a down-payment on a store, a goat, etc). ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center