Kinigi: Drunk Diaries…Reflections on a Day After Drinking Banana Beer

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    Yea, I know. Wow! I felt it too when I took this photo. It actually stopped me in my tracks...
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    Young workers!
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    Banana beer.
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    The little bar, and a herd of curious children peeking in at the white guy!
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    Banana Beer testing.
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    Sorghum beer.
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    Not everyone likes me. Look at those eyes on that child...
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    These boys followed me for about an hour, just to spend time. They asked me to sing for them and then returned the favor after.
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    'Hmmm, something seems suspect here.... I am not sure what I am not sure about yet, but I am sure not sure about something. Most likely your skin color foreign man...'
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    Hauling a read-end on a bicycle. The uses for bicycles amaze me in Africa....
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    Volcano Sabyinyo - In Rwandan, 'sabyinyo' means teeth!
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    Such a cool gate!
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    I asked my friends what it was as I was taking a photo. They laughed as they said, "Is toilet!"
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    These are the paths we were walking down as we headed to Kagano village.
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    The land is littered with lava rocks just like these from volcanic eruptions.
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    My friends, Theo and Jackson.
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    Ah, the taste of horse shit!
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    But, banana beer is delicious.
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    I am not sure why I am so red... Maybe the strange beer?
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    Sorghum drying int he sun.
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    Fidele's house.
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    Fidele's family.
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    This little boy, arriving from nowhere on stilts.
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    Little friends on the walk. The two bigger kids were out fetching water for the family.
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    Sorghum fields.
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    Between village footpaths.
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    That, is a cute kid!
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    Friends and followers.
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    This older man, preparing vegetables.
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    Kinigi art.
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    Kinigi football pitch. I appreciate the sheep on the sidelines here.

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2 Responses

  1. Gary Woods says:

    Stephen, I really enjoy your writings, especially the drunk diaries. You may me on to something with the banana beer as a creative writing juice. Anyways, great stuff, keep it coming.
    Gary Woods

    • harrishog1 says:

      Ha!
      Thanks Gary. Oh oh, that is dangerous telling me that my drunk writing was your favorite! 🙂
      Thanks for reading and following along. It is a crazy adventure out here. Nothing every runs in a straight line, but it always works out somehow. It drives you crazy sometimes, but then it turns out when you reflect on it that night or the next day, it was probably a better time not working out quite right…
      Thanks so much for the compliments Gary!

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