Somewhere on Lake Kivu, between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo is the tiny island of Nkombo.
Here, things are very basic: a dirt road, small town hall, and huts. There are no restaurants or creature comforts. It is a place I feel every traveler, every person needs to visit to get a better understanding of what life is like outside of our comfort zone.
We were treated to a performance from the locals, and then trekked up the hill to tour the little town. Along the way, children of Nkombo who were too shy to speak with us, stood apart from the crowd. From a far, they watched us, strangers to their home, look wide-eyed at life here.