My brother, my dad, and I traveled to Burundi to install a solar system at a rural teaching hospital. The whole experience was technicolor, and I was challenged to my core.
As an "umuzungu", everything I thought I understood about the inequities of life was given a visceral dimension and a nagging complexity. My own presence bothered me, for reasons I can't describe well.
The culture of Burundi is vast and colorful and intricate. It felt like I could live there forever and still not understand much. I can't wait to go back to learn more.