Four hours waiting for the team to get through customs and baggage claim in Bangui, Central African Republic.

Three hours to get through the border crossing to Congo, thanks to crooked police and immigration officials.

Ten hours on the back of a motorcycle to do a trip that normally takes 6 hours.

Six tired but incredibly gracious team members.

One frustrated but still-functioning translator who has worked through five languages in the past two days.

One tired and equally frustrated team leader with one busted shoulder.

Two houses to be finished and three latrines to be built.

We are Vacation(ing) with a Purpose in Gemena, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Oh yeah!!!

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