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Mzungu in the Mist, The Jungle, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Mzungu in the Mist

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... land to what the sign had told us was Zaire. But this is no longer the case, we were now entering the Democratic Republic of Congo. After our passports were stamped, we left the crumbly customs office with gunshot wounds and headed for the park permit ...

Northern Road Trip 3, Kawambwa, Zambia travel blog

Northern Road Trip 3

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... but not-unlikely incident in a country where life, even young life, is cheap. Zambia's president, Levy Mwanawas, didn't even attend the mass funeral that followed, sending his wife and the vice-president, who in a speech to the mourners said, "What you ...

Gorilla Trekking!!, Parc National des Virunga, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Gorilla Trekking!!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... ) border, we passed through immigration with no problems whatsoever! It was actually quite scary being in a war torn country like Congo, the poverty there was like nothing we have ever seen before, kids were running up behind our 4x4 asking for pens, ...

DJ vs the Volcano - Round Two, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

DJ vs the Volcano - Round Two

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... is obtained, you need to arrange transport. It's a long way out and back. The other issue is security. This is the Congo. This country has been wracked by international and civil conflict for years. It is estimated that over 4,000,000 people have ...

Northern Road Trip 4, Kashikishi, Zambia travel blog

Northern Road Trip 4

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... DJ a siren can heighten the emotional effect of the music. Mushima's jockey is not so capable. Bwalya's uncle, Alex, accompanies me to the bathroom, pointing out a squat building at the back of the club. "That's where the girls stay," he says, and I get ...

Into the fire and ash, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Into the fire and ash

A travel blog entry by eadamson

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... for some time, ever since I started thinking about tracking mountain gorillas, of visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This region of East Africa is both historically, and presently, tormented by rebel forces committing all sorts of atrocities. ...

Comfort Congo/Valued, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Comfort Congo/Valued

A travel blog entry by fionamary

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... above head height and that is as much as they can do for now. The engineer has estimated just under 40,000 to finish the build. Comfort Congo also have an agricultural project in Rusayo but this is even closer to the rebel group at present; it was too ...

Meetings and office work, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Meetings and office work

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... ; are caught in this swift current, trying to keep their heads, and those of their children, above water. We discussed the difficulties of finding a suitable church hall, and the new government requirement that every registered church (which we are) have ...

"Adventures With Jennifer"

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... again here in Kinshasa.  Things are heating up with the elections drawing near.  I am thankful that we will be leaving Congo before the elections take place.  We will try to go downtown tomorrow to a few stores and to a market there, but it ...

Orphanage, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Orphanage

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... in helping purchase needed items for the kids, just let me know.  The need is overwhelming.  THIS is why we came to the Congo.  I pray that we can make a small difference. Again, I am sorry we ran out of camera early in the ...

Congo Graduation Day, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Congo Graduation Day

A travel blog entry by ccmdirector

... PLNC for short.  It is an effort by Didi and Musee to curb the overwhelming corruption among government leaders in CongoThe have had some measured success so far and their efforts have already yielded about $7,000 dollars being turned back to ...

Movin' On Up!, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Movin' On Up!

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... transportation situation improves, I will not be able to get out to an orphanage for awhile.  That means my main work here in the Congo can be to help my workers in every way I can and hopefully touch their lives for the better.  That may very ...

The walls are too tall, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

The walls are too tall

A travel blog entry by logansullivan

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... left in their respective boxes, compartmentalized and labeled with barcodes made of digits; figures like GDP, import/export tariffs, the foreign investment attractiveness index, and homicide, infant mortality and HIV rates. Imagine a world in which we had ...

Oct 09, 2011, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Oct 09, 2011

A travel blog entry by yearofdan

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time, hair and TV, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

time, hair and TV

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

... and now I find that for the last week I have been a day ahead!? What the hell. The trouble is, I keep mucking about with the clock on my computer. I should just leave it. I messed around with my google calendar and now it fucked. :( Em going to change it ...

New Years, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

New Years

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

... know how you guys do it. After the make-up was removed I had to put on the mascara myself... I swear, I am a complete moron... I applied the white stuff on OK, then when I was putting the black stuff into my eye, I put the stick right inside my eyes. ...

I give up, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

I give up

A travel blog entry by logansullivan

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... underdeveloped. In front of me stands an overwhelming obstacle that I previously underestimated. My thumbnail calculations suggest that the over-under of effectively overcoming this hurdle by crawling under or jumping over is extremely underwhelming. So, ...

Goma -- Day 3, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Goma -- Day 3

A travel blog entry by ccmdirector

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... packages, resource for church planters, a radio station and many other exciting opportunities to transform Goma.  It was an exciting, but exhausting meeting.  It has been a great day and I can report great things are happening in ...

Bukavu Training Center, Bukavu, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Bukavu Training Center

A travel blog entry by ccmdirector

... need to pay another $30.  Now I fully understood why Didi had wanted to have a ministry that would deal with the corruption in CongoThe claims of the officers were not valid, but they were the ones calling the shots, sooo... I paid the $30 ...

Lusaka - Kawambawa, Kawambawa, Zambia travel blog

Lusaka - Kawambawa

A travel blog entry by john_lengacher

... Zambia and more than 1 million of the live in the capital. We made good time, reaching Kawambwa at around 1530hrs. Our accommodation for the next two nights was at St. Mary's Development. Our room was basic but it had an ensuite. Apparently, there are a ...

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The "Village People"

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... They were cooking outside and doing their laundry.  The families provide food for their loved one in the hospital.  Here in the Congo, if you are in the hospital or in jail, your family or friends must bring you all of your meals ...

Panashe and Dawn Arrived, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Panashe and Dawn Arrived

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

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So Panashe and Dawn arrived yesterday afternoon. I had spent the last 2 days wishing they would arrive sooner, then when the two little bastards arrived, the first thing they said was "Denise, what happened? You are fat!!!". Bloody idiots. No, hey Denise, ...

Ahhh, Goma, Congo - A Place to write home about!, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Ahhh, Goma, Congo - A Place to write home about!

A travel blog entry by ccmdirector

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Hello from Congo, Got here around 4:00pm after a 4 hour van trip from Kigali to Gisenyi, Rwanda and then across the border to Goma.  The van trip is always an experience even for the well seasoned traveler.  Instead of renting a car for ...

The waiting finally paid off..., Goma & Bunagana, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

The waiting finally paid off...

A travel blog entry by mike_bright

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... I had to have a few drinks with the host's brother Baracka or else it would have been rude. He told me how the fighting in Congo with Rwanda and Uganda had started in Bunagana. He said when he was younger it had been night and they heard a bunch of ...

crazy loaded, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

crazy loaded

A travel blog entry by catlangdon

... at times it can be a volatile area. However, it has all been pretty stable since 2009.  Eric and I went into Congo for the afternoon. A volcano just outside of Goma, the town we went to, erupted in 2004 and there is still a lot of destruction ...

"Power to the People!"

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... be "power sharing" and have electricity for 4 to 6 hours a day, but that hasn't been happening.  Pretty much everything here in the Congo is corrupt and you have to "bribe" or "reward" monetarily to get anything done.  Well, the women of this ...

Long day to the Congo, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Long day to the Congo

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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This morning we repacked in preparation for our flights to the Congo, and had a hearty breakfast, since we knew we'd either miss lunch or have a late one on a plane. We checked out just before 11:00 when Pierre arrived to take us to the airport with a ...

Settling In and photos, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Settling In and photos

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... behind the house of a missionary family.  The Grings are Baptist Missionaries here.  Dan Grings is a 3rd generation missionary to the Congo.  They are allowing us to stay in the apartment out back until they leave on Monday to go back to ...

we got our visas, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

we got our visas

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

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We got the VISAS!!! The bastards gave us a one year visa... Then cancelled the fucking thing, and changed it to a month one. What the HELL!!! Anywho, we are trying to see if we can organise to go to Zimbabwe before I come back. Will keep you guys ...

quiet little bitch, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

quiet little bitch

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

... see the Congo river, but I can no longer remember when we did that. I think it was the day before yesterday...Saturday. The Congo river is quite something. Where we were, there were heaps of rapids because of the rocks. Crazy thing is that, the road ...

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