Saturday, June 30, 2007

Beautiful Burundi

Burundi stands out in our experiences of going to Africa... the size of Maryland with 7-8 million people, hills/mountains rising from Lake Tanganyika, mountainous but a tropical climate, bananas growing everywhere, people walking and working everywhere, tea and coffee bushes, beautiful skies.

The clothes are incredibly colorful; their faces are incredibly sad.

Bananas are growing on every hillside, every plot of land. We ate several different kinds, small and sweet, large and grilled, large and really exceptionally sweet and flavorful. They even make beer from the bananas - only in Burundi!