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[Travel] My week spent in Bujumbura, Burundi

Burundi 117It’s Travel Thursday! Whoot whoot! With everything that has been going on in Burundi lately, I felt it the time to share about the time I spent there in 2009. I was in the capital city Bujumbura for a week. The main reason I was there was to attend a wedding and of course check out the sites and sounds. It was the first time I had flown so far out of South Africa *eek* – I was so nervous about a 4.5 hour flight, I thought I was going to be fidgety the whole time. All in all, the trip was such a fun experience!

Burundi 024We flew in via Kigali, Rwanda where we arrived at 4am and our 45 minute connecting flight was 12 hours later, so we were booked in a hotel close to the airport. We didn’t see much of Kigali at all which was a bummer.Burundi 035Finally arriving at Bujumbura airport to a warm welcome from the groom’s family. Luckily when it comes to visas, we were able to get an entry visa at the Bujumbura airport. At that time (2009) the visa fee was US $80.Burundi 084

Unfortunately the country has a history of civil wars and remnants of those times still remained in Bujumbura

Burundi 141Rush hour traffic in Bujumbura, I am so glad that I did not have to drive

Burundi 241The place where we stayed during the course of the week. They served us the yummiest omelettes every day and some good coffee

Burundi 080The main hangout spot, I think we were here almost every night! It’s a beautiful restaurant by the beach.Burundi 089Bora Bora by day… I mean!

Burundi 110Bona magazine posing on the beach 😀

Burundi 181Wedding day

Burundi 198Burundian dancers at the wedding reception

Burundi 195And the drummers 🙂

My week in Bujumbura was filled with such good times, I look back fondly at the memories.

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