Tag Archives: Tanganyika

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. Advertisements

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Friday Funnies: Monkey-Business

While it is the human-like qualities of primates that attracts us to watch and enjoy them, it is the case that in rural Africa – at least the parts in which I’ve lived and travelled – they are simply considered … Continue reading

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Post-War Peace on the Shores of Lake Tanganyika: Riding High!

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

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Holiday Greetings to our Friends and Colleagues

Holiday greetings to all our friends and colleagues – and may 2013 bring you joy and blessings! Related articles African Beef Stew with sweet potatoes and mangos, cooked and served in a Pumpkin (dianabuja.wordpress.com)

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Swahili ‘City States’ in 19th Century East Africa: Indigenous and Imported Crops

For several hundred years before European colonization, the crops and cuisines of East Africa were influenced by Arab and Swahili traders, who brought seeds of their favored foods to the coast as well as inland to plant in their little … Continue reading

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Back (almost) to the Land of the Living!!

The eyes have it … opthalmic shingles!! (My eyes, not those of Lulu-Cat). For more than 2 of the last 4 months I’ve been in the hospital recovering from ophthalmic shingles – a terrible malady from which I am still … Continue reading

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Cowboy Potatoes by Lake Tanganyika

Today (5 Feb. 2012) in the Sunday International Buffet, Chef Richard is making a very popular dish that I’ve blogged about before – Karen Resta’s Cowboy Potatoes!  Here is that blog: + + + + + + + + A … Continue reading

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