Our morning boat ride on Lake Kivu ended near this "Paradise Island"...
But more about that trip in another posting.
Our next stop was going to be the hot springs close by.
However, a traffic delay saw us stop next to this local version of "bokkoms".
These small fish are caught in Lake Kivu and then sun-dried and sold.
Like in most of the African countries I have visited,
as soon as our vehicle stopped, it was mobbed by the local youngsters.
But unlike the usual cries for sweets and money,
what they were after was pen and paper!
Karin was able to supply some of the former,
I discovered a notebook in my camera bag and was able to supply the latter
This fellow was lucky enough to get a pen and a piece paper.
He was keen to write his name for us.
Karin getting a warm hand massage.
She was also given a bottle of hot spring water as a gift.
And it kept hot for most of our drive back to the hotel.
They were not chasing this goat, but they had heard that the pens had arrived!
More to follow...
My hosts for the weekend
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