I am in Kalemie this week, on the southern shore of Lake Tanganyika. It's
quite a lovely place in my book. Much warmer than Bukavu and the lake is so
big it might as well be the ocean.
This was the sunrise this morning. Beautiful, although my digital camera
makes it look different than it did in reality (the sun was much more of an
orb and not so dispersed as it looks in the photo).
Capitaine is the main fish that comes from this lake (I have no idea what
the English name of that is as I've only eaten it in French-speaking
countries). There is no power or running water in Kalemie, though there is a
pump near our house that takes water from the lake and filters it for
drinking. Everyone washes their bodies, dishes and clothes straight in the
lake (which actually is amazing clean when you consider that). There are
enormous electrical lines running all over the place and far out into the
country, but they do not seem to be active in town. Anyone who really needs
or wants power has a generator.
I'm here heading up an audit team. Can't say more about that right now.
Monday we head up to Kabalo for a week to do site visits in our village
projects. That should be very interesting.