2009 May 28 Enter Burundi Leave Rwanda

2009 May 28 Enter Burundi Leave Rwanda
I entered the country of Burundi on May 28, 2009 in the morning; it cost 20 dollars for a 3 day visa. This Visa was a mistake on my part; I somehow assumed I would get at least a 15-30 day visa. This made entering the country for the most part a waste of time; therefore I just took off directly for the Tanzania border. I planned to sleep in Muyinga, Burundi for one or two nights; however the hotels were too far on the outskirts of towns to be enjoyable. I like them in the center close to the markets; I do not enjoy what feels like a motel on the edge of cities where I need a car. There was one called the Safari Lodge that was ok, but for some reason was completely full. Both hotels cost less than 10 dollars per night and the city was friendly.



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Kabanga, Tanzania
East Africa
Friday, May 29, 2009

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In many ways this Visa problem was good, I truly am glad to have missed spending too much time in Burundi. This is my type of country, the people were friendly, the country has spirit, there was a lot going on and people seemed more alive and less aloof as the people of Uganda or Rwanda. I will have no problem returning to this country. The more days I spend in a country, the more difficult it is to get up the energy to return, I tend to say to myself I already know or understand the country. I do not understand Burundi and it is a very beautiful and mountainous country, it is like the Guatemala of East Africa. This is the first place that truly has felt closer to tribal in East Africa. There was a stretch in Kenya from the Ethiopia border to Isiolo that was tribal, however also desert, not the best way to enjoy life living in a desert.

2009 May 28 Enter Burundi Leave Rwanda

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