Friday, October 31, 2014

A Burundian house

Hi everyone, 
The other day we went to our house helper Amoni's house, it was about a half an hour walk and it had just rained so it was pretty muddy, by the time we got back my feet were really hurting from my boots rubbing against my heels. 
All of the houses are made of brick and some have banana trees surrounding them, a lot of people have chickens, cows, and sometimes goats. 
They gave us fanta, which is a treat, and bread rolls with honey inside them.

We went outside and played with all the kids who followed us there, we made a seesaw out of a board and everyone thought it was a lot of fun. 

Here are some pictures: 

Monday, October 13, 2014


A typical church day is at ten o'clock we walk up to the church and go inside, there are rows of wooden benches and we normally sit near the back. There's lots of singing and dancing, but there are really load speakers that seem to vibrate the church, after the singing the preaching starts and since the whole thing is in kurundi we bring books to read. 
The church is surrounded by a big field and after a while we go out and play in it, we get a crowd of kids following us, sometimes it gets rowdy and they crowd around us and sometimes start kicking at us and trying to grab us.

Church is about three or four hours but sometimes we go home early.

They are building a new church next to the old one.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


We have been finding lots of tree frogs because of all the rain, we find about two or three a day and keep them in a container, we let them go every night.
I've found seven frogs here so far, five green ones and two brown ones. 
They have sticky feet so they can climb up walls and they can also jump really high and fast. We figured out that because the containers white they change lighter after a while.
Here are some photos:
Here's when we let them go tonight.
Here's one climbing up the container.
And here's one showing it's belly.