Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Monday Holiday

Several Mondays ago was a national holiday.  I went with a work colleague, her roommate, and a couple of Congolese friends to a resort complex about 45 minutes north of the city.  It had a massive pool, night club, hotel, and restaurant.  It is in the middle of a completely undeveloped area, so felt almost other worldly as you reached it via a long dirt road.  Its just another example of the many small pockets of comfort and relative luxury in a country where so many don't have access to consistent electricity or running water.







The pool was right on the Congo River, where you could see someone paddling in a dugout boat right before a jet ski buzzed past.



Thats Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, across the river.





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