Burundi Team Arrive Safe and Sound...

Burundi_meta_09 Posted by Burundi 2009 on Fri, 17 Jul 2009 | 12 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

- Trip from airport to Hotel was an experience and we got to see many workers along the way on their varied forms of transport and harvesting the many different types of crops being grown including sweetcorn, rice and flax, possibly.

- We arrived at the Pacific Hotel, Bujumbura at approx midday 16th July (slight change from the original destination of KCC, as despite dry season it had some water problems – suspected burst pipe).

- We each were given our own room, own bed inclusive of mossie net (this should come in useful later).

- The hotel staff took our dinner order from us at this point and we agreed a time of 5pm.

- After catching some much needed beauty sleep, we all met up for dinner.

- Before dinner arrived we had an unexpected guest in the form of Rosemary Cottingham (secretary to Archbishop Bernard).

- Dinner was extremely punctual and included a selection of dishes including freshly caught fish from the Great Lake Tanganyika, a couple of half chickens and spag bolognese.

- According to Rosemary, Bujumbura not that big of a city and takes approx 7 mins to navigate from one end to the other. Traffic situation is exciting to say the least. Also Bujumbura would be situated in the lowest part of the country at the lake edge and consequently experiences the highest temperatures generally .

- Rooms are very nicely laid out, however with so many of the fairer sex in the group, warm water for the guys was limited!!!

We’ll be in touch again soon…


Spike said Fri, 17 Jul 2009 08:44AM
Great to hear that you've all arrived safe and sound! You'll be in our thoughts and prayers over these next few weeks. Greetings from all of us here in CMSI.
Mavis & David said Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:38AM
Hi to Bobbie & all the team. Great to hear you have arrived safely. Have a good time in Matana. Say hi to Rosemary C from us. God bless. Mavis & David xo
lynn reid said Fri, 17 Jul 2009 12:44PM
say hi to anne stockman the oldest in the group have a good time thinking of you
Heather Harper said Fri, 17 Jul 2009 02:25PM
Good to hear that you've all arrived safe and sound!God bless, Heather
Brian Russell. said Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:11PM
Good to hear all is well and from the start of your experience God has been so kind to you. Very good wishes from Donegal. Brian & Esther Russell.
Laura Richardson said Sun, 19 Jul 2009 02:15PM
Hi Kathryn and the rest of the team! We're glad to here you have all arrived in one piece. I hope you have all caught up on your sleep and are settling in well! I'm sure the next few weeks will bring many challenges and new experiences. Enjoy your time there and we will be thinking about you all! All the best, The Richardson's!!
Lucy, Arlene and Alastair Borthwick said Sun, 19 Jul 2009 07:50PM
Greetings to all ( especially Emma) from Glasgow and Waringstown. We hope and pray you are all well and happy. Thinking about you!! Love and blessings, The Borthwicks x
Charmaine said Sun, 19 Jul 2009 08:46PM
Hi all Glad to hear you all arrived safe and sound. A special hello to all from the Church of the Epiphany. A special Hello to Ann Hope you are all well. Keep safe and God Bless.
carol stephens said Sun, 19 Jul 2009 10:29PM
Greetings to all - especially Sylvia, Ann, Emma and Victor! Glad all going well. Remembered you all in prayer this a.m. Take care, God bless. x
Eleanor Orr said Mon, 20 Jul 2009 10:54AM
Glad to hear you all arrived safely. Hope everything is going to plan. You are all assured of our prayers. Keep safe and God Bless. XO
Charlotte George said Tue, 21 Jul 2009 09:26PM
Hello Katheryn - We were delighted to hear from Joanne on Sunday that everyone arrived safely. Trust your journey was pleasant and not too exhausting. I hope you find this new experience rewarding and we look forward to hearing more about your travels and experiences soon. Keep safe and well. God Bless From all at Rossmount P.S. Hope you girls are leaving the boys some hot water!!!!
Lyla Fannin said Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:59PM
Hi Bobbie and all the team. Glad to see you all arrived safely, hope the luggage arrived also. Will be thinking of ye all and looking forward to hearing your update on all the happenings. Thinking of you and take care. Lyla from the Drung group!!!