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On the Road Again

Amina had left from Nayngezi with the women to Uvira since she did not have the right papers to go through Rwanda. We left with Flory to go through Rwanda since we did not have the right papers to take the good road straight back to Bujumbura. We piled into a taxi and headed for boarder. In just a few minutes we were there and safely on the way to the bus station.

We knew we would go through the rain forest, so we got our cameras ready. I don’t remember if I described the bus rides to you. Very crowed, driving fast up and down the narrow mountain roads, the same music tape repeating for hours. But it is cheap and gets you from point A to point B, just don’t try it without Dramamine.

So, here are some shots of the rain forest:

And as abruptly as it started, it stopped. I am sure it is only because of the work being done to conserve this habitat for Gorillas. No, we didn’t see any on the side of the road, they are too smart for that. But we did see monkeys and some type of deer.

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Jennifer Vanderlaan CNM MPH is the author of the BirthingNaturally.net website. She has been working with expectant families since 2000, training doulas, childbirth educators, and midwives. She has worked with midwives in Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her interest in public health grew in 2010, and she is now a PhD student learning to become a producer of knowledge.

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