Laura Gordon

Laura Gordon (Survivor Corps in Burundi): Laura worked as an English teacher in Côte d’Ivoire in 2002 and Thailand in 2003. In 2006 she graduated from the University of Oxford with a 1st Class degree in Modern History. After graduating, Laura worked in Uganda as a research intern for the Uganda Human Rights Commission. At the time of her fellowship she was pursuing her master’s degree in International Affairs at The Graduate Institute, Geneva. After her fellowship, Laura wrote: “I'm more comfortable in my skin now, and after a couple of years of wondering where I belong, I'm now sure that it's overseas in the development world. I love Burundi and I'm desperate to go back.”



A Different Type of Survivor…

30 Jul

Lisa has already posted about Bujumbura’s Musee Vivante, which we visited while she and Bryan were in Bujumbura. While we were there, the crocodiles had just been fed, so we missed out on the joy of feeding them live guinea pigs. However, when my friend Morgan visited with a couple of the marines, they had better luck. Since she is herself a renowned blogger, I’ll let you read it in her own words, but give you a taste by telling you know that one baby guinea pig, which we’ve now named Harry Potter*, emerged victorious from his encounter with the crocodile and being adopted by the marines… but it’s worth reading the whole story! Very cute photos and further updates on Harry’s wellbeing to follow!

*Further investigation has led to Harry being renamed Harriet

Posted By Laura Gordon

Posted Jul 30th, 2009

121 Comments

  • Elaine

    July 31, 2009

     

    Jeremy & Mark should read this!

  • J-C

    November 16, 2009

     

    I have stumbled on one of the best blogs. Your post are very interesting. It is particularly interesting for me to read about life in Burundi as written by a non-burundian. Your insight into and grasp of things Burundian- whether it is just life, current affairs or politics-is pretty impressive.

    Count me among your fans, will be reading all your future posts.

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