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- Happy May Day – A Great Burundian Holiday
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- Quiz on Identifying Ancient Egyptian Plants
- We launch our new series on the people shaping African cuisine with Chef Pierre Thiam
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Category Archives: Living here
Yesterday the following picture appeared on LOL cats: And I thought, ‘OH! Petit Boy-Boy has gone Global!’ Here’s why: Well, perhaps not… Although, perhaps tweaked with PhotoShop? Who knows – LOL cat photo-makers have certainly been known to use photos … Continue reading
May Day is enthusiastically celebrated here in Burundi – a great parade of workers from different organizations, families visiting and strolling the beach, and lots of food and drink. Boy-Boy - a huge Burmese cat who accompanied me when I came from Kenya – … Continue reading
Civil war officially ended in Burundi in 2006. For several years thereafter, there have been sporadic fights and attacks, but these, too, have dwindled to almost ‘zero’. What changes has a blanket of peace brought? This blog concentrates on post-war activities on the … Continue reading
Christmas in Burundi: Celebrations in the nearby village Christmas Day 2011> Related articles Batwa Pots in Burundi: Traditional Clay Pot Cuisine, Pt. 2 of 2 (dianabuja.wordpress.com) African Beef Stew with sweet potatoes and mangos, cooked and served in a Pumpkin … Continue reading
I will be sharing a few blogs on Christmases Past here at Lake Tanganyika, the first being> Christmas celebrations at the Club du Lac Tanganyika Chef Richard and his senior team wish you Happy Holidays! Related articles Batwa Pots in … Continue reading
Art does not need justification, nobody has to be excused for making art… – Robert Omundi Robert Omundi, Resident Artist at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika, has a goal: To inspire, disciple and enable vulnerable children, orphans and street … Continue reading