Thursday, February 28, 2013

one last hike

On our last day in Nyankunde we drove up to a nearby hill to admire the view and enjoy one last outing together.
Any pictures of houses in this post are taken from a moving car on a rather bumpy road thus they are not my best pictures. 

The lovely town of Nyankunde. Isn't this guy's scarf simply smashing?

A very typical house for this area

This is what the road looked like going up the hill; it was quite steep and rocky in parts and we were in a stick shift car. I may or may not have let out some involuntary gasps as we started to roll down the hill when he changed gears...

This is the O+ team; so named because it turned out we all have O+ blood type which makes it quite easy for us donate blood to people with different blood types. By the end of the trip we all had the chance to donate blood. 

I had way too much fun with these crazy people

African shoes

Our last Congolese sunset

When we were here last year, it didn't rain at all. This meant that smoke from people's fires left haze all over the valley. With the rain we had this year, we were able to admire the view.

Whenever we passed a house with children in it, which is most, all the children would come out running alongside of us and yell "Mzungu!" (which means white person in Swahili). We were quite popular due to the fact we were the only "mzungus" for miles. 

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