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Culture-shock

The journey back to Goma takes longer than it should. It has rained every day since I arrived in Masisi and the roads have got even worse than they were on the drive up here. We spend several hours waiting for trucks to be pulled out of the mud and even pull a few out ourselves.

The journey back to Goma takes longer than it should. It has rained every day since I arrived in Masisi and the roads have got even worse than they were on the drive up here. We spend several hours waiting for trucks to be pulled out of the mud and even pull a few out ourselves. A number of World Food Programme trucks loaded with grain have been stuck overnight and are being guarded by UN peacekeepers to prevent them from being looted. Later in the journey, when we pass another food truck, I can see why... four men with guns in military fatigues are standing by the truck, each one of them holding a sack of grain.

Arriving in Goma is a bit of a culture shock. Life in the city continues as normal and it's hard to believe there's a war going on.