Day 11: A day of rest for me
The group left at 8 a.m. for a nature walk to a waterfall and then the canopy walk. They call it a “walk,” but it was to be similar to yesterday and I knew that my body wanted a break. I slept in and then walked up for the buffet lunch. I ate with three women who were part of a medical team, here in the region to teach about aspects of needed medicine: pregnancy, delivery babies… The group was from a Louisville, KY and the nearby regions. It seemed that these individuals have done this before in other parts of the world.
The guesthouse lies near Lake Kivu, a large lake from which our side, we can see Congo. It is beautiful. At lunch, I could sit outside with a view of the lake. We will be following the lake when we leave this place in two days.
Have I mentioned food? I have eaten mostly rice and beans, with some soup, French fries, some beef, some chicken, plantains, carrots, string beans, bananas… I make sure to eat what I know should not cause me any digestive distress. I have been drinking Coca-Cola most of my adult life, but I have never seen someone open a bottle of coke with another bottle of coke. They do not have screw top bottles here.
As I finish this set of blogs, I am sitting in my small living room listening to Les Mis on my portable CD player. Now, I need to walk to the students’ porch to get into the internet to upload these. I hope that you are enjoying reading my blogs – I think of those of you I know.