Category Archives: Africa-Central

Christmas Celebrations at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika

A litle over a week ago I put up a blog on Christmas celebrations, village style: Christmas in Burundi: Celebrations in the Nearby Village of Kajaga-Kinyinya Now, here is how the ‘better off’ celebrate Christmas cuisine: Reposted 27 Dec. 2013> Chef Richard … Continue reading

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Wild Rice, Salt, and Navigation on Lake Tanganyika: 19th Century and Now

The first settlers and explorers in Burundi were from Germany.  Their initial port on Lake Tanganyika was established at Kajaga – which is close to where we live and where the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika is now located on the northern shores … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – On Friday!!

Have a wonderful weekend – we are, here by the Lake!!

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Wargames – South Africans and Others

In 1998 and for several years thereafter, during the fighting here, the South African military came in as the first wave of African Union (AU) troops whose mission was to work with the Burundi military in peace-keeping activities.  The AU was … Continue reading

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Sundays by Lake Tanganyika

Sunday in Burundi is the great day for relaxation and visiting.  At the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika many families come to enjoy the good food, the swimming pools and the lake. A wedding, set up on the beach.

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The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! III of III (Urban Elite Marriages)

Weddings for the wealthy (or aspiring wealthy) can be extremely elaborate.  If at all possible, the family will rent space at a hotel where entertainment, drinks and food will be provided for upwards of 400 guests.  If that is not … Continue reading

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The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! I of III (The Poor)

July and August are the months of engagements and marriages in Burundi and these are almost always accompanied by feasts that are as lavish as the families can organize.  This is the first of 3 blogs on the topic and … Continue reading

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