I’ve been cleaning out my inbox (filled with many old emails that I haven’t replied to because they got buried… oops) and came across this gem of a statement in an email a friend wrote me from the DRC:

“As long as you don’t mind the ridiculous levels of theft, dishonesty, laziness, and general inability to do anything at all, DRC isn’t a bad place.”

Very appropriately timed, given that I have now been in the northern hemisphere since mid-June and have been officially living in England for one week, and I’m beginning to miss Africa.