Friday, October 9, 2009

1°40'S, 29°13'E

Goma is a city (town? market town? city?) in Nord-Kivu, Eastern DRC.   It's situated on the northern shore of Lake Kivu and ten miles south of Nyiragongo volcano.  29.3 square miles large.  Population: 249,862. 

View it in Google maps!

Yesterday I was asked if it is a "civilized" area that I am moving to.  (The full question was "So is it civilized, or do people live in, like, grass-huts, there?")  I stuttered a bit and then went dead silent before I figured out a way to respond.

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