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Music to Bike By – The Hills of Burundi

The best music to accompany the following video of a descent (by bike) from the highlands of Burundi into the capital of Bujumbura on Lake Tanganyika – a drop of some 30 kilometers and 1400 meters – is, in my opinion, … 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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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! I of III (The Poor)

Recipe at the end of this blot > sautéed Ndagala (whitebait) in tomato sauce. 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 … Continue reading

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May Day, Burundi-Style: A Parade, then Food, Drink and Fun

Finally, I have recouped most of my photos from another computer, and so post several pictures of the past May Day festivities as celebrated by staff of the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika. On the morning of May Day, a large parade … Continue reading

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Happy May Day – A Great Burundian Holiday

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

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. . . And Then the Rains Came: Coping in Kajaga Village

Unusually heavy rains have caused havoc across much of east Africa, displacing thousands of people and damaging important infrastructure… In Burundi, flood-affected areas include the northwestern region of Bubanza, Bujumbura City and the plains of Imbo along the shores of … Continue reading

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