I left Burundi at the crack of dawn yesterday morning, and am now writing from Kampala, Uganda. I’m gutted to have left, I miss the country already, with its tiny town centre, its beautiful beaches, its brochettes, and of course my friends, Burundian and Muzungu, who made the country so special.
I feel so privileged to have worked with some great people, Pierre Claver from Survivor Corps and Eric from CEDAC, and I hope that the work I have done with them will prove useful in future – and that they will be able to continue it with blogs, the flip, and profiles. I will look forward to reading about the great work that I’m sure they will be doing, and I hope to come back to Burundi soon and visit them (note to any readers: if you hear of any jobs going from about August next year, let me know!).
Having said all of this, I’m utterly exhausted and in need of a break, which I hope I can get in Uganda. I finished my school work at about 3am on the day I was flying out to Burundi, then hit the ground running, and I’ve only had a couple of days off since. Once I get back to the UK it’ll be a bit hectic sorting out the move to Boston – so I plan to take the opportunity to chill out and catch up on sleep while I’m here, as well as curling up with a book from the lovely Aristoc – the one thing I’ve been craving while in Burundi!
If you’ve been enjoying reading the blog, then fear not! I will be continuing to post with accounts of my travels to and around Uganda, and thoughts on Burundi vis-a-vis the rest of East Africa.
Posted By Laura Gordon
Posted Aug 10th, 2009
August 11, 2009
I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog and I’ve learnt a lot about Burundi past and present as a result. Thank you for sharing so much with us. Enjoy Uganda send our love to our friends there and have a good break.