Sunday, October 19, 2008

To Aketi!!!

WOW!!!!!!! Man we have had such an "adventure". First we have had a
five day ride from Kisangani to Buta to Aketi. The ride left us very
tired and sore. We did rest in Buta for a couple of days, leaving the
entire time of the trip to be 7 or 8 days. Its hard to keep track of
time. During the journey though, we got to see the people who live in
the country side of Congo and the jungle. Almost everyone we met was
very friendly. It was because they wanted money or they were amazed
to see white people. There was a lot of mud. Also everything we
owned got soaking wet. There were many times when the motorcycles
would break down and we would have to wait for the drivers to fix

A couple of times we stopped on the side of the road and slept in the
tent. The first stop after the first day was so nice. Especially
after the first day of riding on a motorcycle on bad road and having
my balls smashed against the seat. Laura and I took a bath by pouring
cold water on ourselves and it felt so good. The second night we
slept in a mud hut. Supposedly it was a hotel. It was also raining
all the time and it was so muddy.

All of this can could have been avoided if people would have paid
attention and gotten us on a plane from the UN that was going from
Kisangani to Aketi and had nine empty seats.

1 comment:

Alex L said...

Who is the party who would have had to have paid attention to get you guys on a plane?