officials who came by to offer us our official "invimtatiom" ... We've
written here before about the annoyance of getting constant
invitations, requesting, sometimes demanding our presence at some
meeting or another, usually with the pretense of "getting to know us"
but almost always with the subtext of extorting money from us.
Thankfully, we convinced these officials to come and visit us in Aketi
so that we didn't have to waste precious forest days sitting in hot