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Day 4 - OK Visoke, Time to Climb a Volcano!, by EB
Another early start
for Paul and I. Dad was informed yesterday that perhaps the 1100m climb to the
crater lake of Visoke volcanoes would be too much so he remained at the lodge
and read his book. Paul and I had joked that having another person with us would
allow us some decent rest time -haha, our joke was realised! After picking up
our guide, Placid (er lets ponder how I remembered that name!), ...
... and over more waterfalls for maybe an hour and a half. We brought along a musasa (a not totally impolite way to say old man) who helped her carry the stove she had just received. During a particularly steep and muddy part, the musasa gave me his walking stick while he carried this super heavy stove, which is ridiculous. We finally made it to a main road, and from there, two buses, which were moving so slow, I probably could have outrun them. I ...
... a survivor would choose to stay so close to a site and a memory filled with such pain. I have to refer back to my time working at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. It was different for every survivor. Some felt they had to bear witness to the horrors so that the events and the victims would not be forgotten, and to prevent such a thing from happening again. Others found that it helped them cope and work through what they had been through. Still others said that repeating ...
There's a lot to catch up on... I'm in the Kamembe Sector of Rusizi District, right on Lake Kivu and right on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's been a whirlwind straight 12 or so days of 12 hour work days, with just one day in Kigali after the Musanze training before a six hour bus ride through rain forest on the as yet still being built Congo-Nil Road before getting to six ...
... Peace Island. The trip was nice. The Taiwanese decided to head back to Kigali in the afternoon and taking the night bus back to Kampala the very same day. I decided to stay another night and head out early in the morning. I went to town to the internet cafe since I had to turn in some documents for my volunteering in Nepal and I also wanted to book my flight to Madagascar. The connection was slow but it worked out in the end! I'm so excited to head to Madagascar! It's less than ...