These are reflections from actress Sienna Miller, who is visiting International Medical Corps programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo all this week. Quite an incredible woman...
We boarded the flight to Rwanda having spent a night in a gorgeous old colonial hotel in Nairobi. Felt such anticipation as we flew over Lake Victoria and watched the landscape beneath us with its deep reds transforming into luscious green and mountainous peaks. Rwanda is so full of history and so far from home. A country that has been ravaged by war and yet once landing we were met by a sea of smiling faces and stunning landscape. The only reminder of genocide on our four-hour drive to the border of Congo was the banners stretching across the road as a memorial to those who were so brutally murdered.
Read Sienna's entire blog here: http://www.takepart.com/blog/2009/04/27/sienna-miller%E2%80%99s-travelogue-from-dr-congo-day-1/