There is Zumba in Burundi!

Wish I had a picture to prove it, but for right now, know that Zumba is alive and very well in Bujumbura, Burundi. I’m not saying anything else right now, but just wait until I tell you the rest of my story from Burundi. This place is the sleeper of the trip, the stocking at Christmas, the bubble gum in the middle of the lollipop, the prize in the Cracker Jacks.

P.S. I am grateful to all my buddies from my class in Portland, and especially my instructor Emma Holder, because without the years of practice I’ve had, there is no way I could have kept up with the intense workout this very fit Ugandan instructor gives three mornings a week to a room full of people who care about exercise in Beautiful Burundi’s version of Central Park.

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14 thoughts on “There is Zumba in Burundi!

  1. Scarlet says:

    I’m so glad you are having a surprisingly great time in Burundi. We can’t wait to hear the stories when (if?) you return.

    • I just love hearing from you, Scarlet. I can’t tell you how often I think about what we were doing last year at this time. I will have to return for more adventures in the lives of our wonderful kids!

  2. Leslie says:

    Zumba, well you know that’s my favorite pastime Sue! Can’t wait to see some pictures. I’m sure it will put everything that I’ve done here in Portsmouth to shame.

  3. Beverly Freeman says:

    Can’t wait! Zumba in Brundi…wow! I have faith in you…I know you kept up and danced your heart out! Eager to hear more about this stop…the sleeper, the stocking at Christmas…how tantalizing!

  4. Edie Mannion says:

    I have been feeling like I’m forgetting something, and then it hit me. I have been forgetting to treat myself to this wonderful blog, which I think you should turn into a published memoir or part of a memoir! I am taken with the content, but also taken with your skillful writing. I feel like I’m there with you. You are truly becoming more of who you are, which is not only a teacher, but a humanitarian and adventurer! May you keep finding great prizes in the Cracker Jack even though it sounds like you are thrilled with the Cracker Jack! Love, Edie

    • Ahh, Edie. It means so much to me that you took the time to write, and thanks for your thoughtful comment. I am sorry I missed your birthday. I actually did think of you on your big day. You and I, we are moving forcefully into this next phase of our life just as we did through the earlier ones. I am grateful you and I are still doing it together and look forward to being able to share some time with you soon.

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