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Bryan Schell
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Teza
Hannah and I drove up to a tea plantation in Teza last week with a few friends. We started out by touring the factory. Tea factories smell great. After the tour, we hiked through the leafy rows of the plantation, exploring its rolling hills.
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Hannah's Garden Kingdom
Hannah, with some help from our gardener, planted a bunch of seeds and now we have a lush garden filled with beets, cucumbers, chili peppers, kale, lettuce, chives, basil, mint, and sage. Hannah is awesome.
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Seen in Buj #3: Sorghum Beer
I'm always down to try new things. On a related note, not a big fan of sorghum beer.
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Participating in History
I remember my first election. In 2003, California had asked its citizens to vote on whether to recall then-Governor Gray Davis, and if he were recalled, to vote on who would replace him. The unique nature of the race (only 65 signatures were required to bec...
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The Fishing Children of Makamba
Hannah and I drove with some friends down to a small resort just north of Nyanza-Lac in Makamba, the southernmost province in Burundi. Down the beach from where we were swimming was a group of kids, playing in the waves and with each other. The older ones a...
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Seen in Buj #2: Karaoke
Ingredients: 1. Special punch 2. A sound system 3. A projector 4. A karaoke program on your computer Preparation: 1. Plug everything in 2. Dispense punch 3. KARAOKE!
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A Wedding in California, a Wedding in Burundi
In the space of two weeks, Hannah and I experienced two very different weddings.  Our friends Molly and Adam got married in beautiful Sonoma, California. And our housekeeper Lydwine got married to her partner in Bujumbura, Burundi. Although this was not my ...
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Weekend in Cyangugu
Last weekend Hannah and I drove up to Rwanda. It only took three hours to get there from Bujumbura and we got to see a lot of great Burundian countryside on the way. We arrived in Cyangugu at sunset. Cyangugu is a small town on the Rwandan side of the borde...
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Hannah and the Hippos
On Hannah's birthday I woke up early to buy her flowers and make her a fresh breakfast. After breakfast, we drove to Rusizi National Park, which is only about 25 minutes outside of Bujumbura. We rented a boat and a guide to take us around the Rusizi river d...
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Fourth of July! (Give or Take a Month)
U.S. Embassy Bujumbura celebrated the 240th birthday of the United States of America a little early this year, and it was a ton of fun! After a big tent was thrown up in front of the embassy, the decoration committee and I decked it out in red, white and bl...
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