I want to take you to very special place today! Democratic Republic of Congo or DRC. I know it's not necessary a vacation spot for many people but I can tell you that DRC has special place in my heart. I mainly spent time in two provinces of Haut Katanga and Lualaba so my observations are only related to this part. I have met so many amazing people during my several trips there, kind, friendly and great hosts...Everytime I'm there I become amazed by kindness of people and beauty of nature.... Massive jungles, Congo river and crazy rains in rainy season! Congo is extremely rich in natural resources and it is favorite spot for mining companies but the political instability, corruptions and many years of exploitations resulted into hard life for many people... Despite the difficult daily life, one thing I saw in majority of people there is the love for food.. I have eaten many local dishes in Congo, in different places...middle of villages at someone's house or restaurants in small or big cities... One of the places was small restaurent very close to Zambia border in Kasumbalesa area. We had time for lunch so we tried some of the favorite local dishes: Pondu and Ntaba goat stew serves with Fufu. Pondu is a type of stew mainly made by cassava leaves and some other vegetables plus fish (some other versions have different type of meat in it). I am not normally fan of cooked vegetables but I should admit I liked the flavor of this stew. The other dish, goat stew, was one of the best stews I ever had in my life. Dishes made by goat meat are usually favorites of locals and it can be considered as expensive dish. Both stews are served with Fufu, those white balls in 2nd photo. Fufu is basically dough made of corn flour (or sometimes cassava flour) and usually it's being served with most of the dishes in Congo. Basically you take your ball, take a piece of it, create an indentation and scoop your stew into it (use it as spoon). Then you eat the stew and fufu together.