Travel Blogs from Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub.

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"Adventures With Jennifer"

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... I have a lot to do and see before I go.  Today there were riots and shootings 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 ...

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

Orphanage

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... myself borrowed a car and headed out at 7:45 AM and followed Nick the 45 minutes to the orphanage on the other side of Kinshasa. The orphanage houses about 600 children.  75% of which are boys.  It is run by an Italian priest and a nun.  As ...

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

Movin' On Up!

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... get to go back for the birth of their first grandchild, but we will miss them so much. They left Kinshasa yesterday afternoon and we began to move into the main house last evening.  It's the first time since the middle of December that the kids have ...

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. ...

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, ...

"Power to the People!"

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... for a few minutes while the women continued to talk to the workers of SNEL.  There actually ARE new transformers sitting there in Kinshasa.  Now if we can just GET one in place! We got back into our cars and drove back through town to an office ...

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

... use to get into Brazzaville. There were soldiers with guns and tents, all waiting to make sure no one tried to cross the river... Also, when in Kinshasa, there is no public access to the river. The river is fenced off in area or has UN compounds along ...

Our Shopping Day, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Our Shopping Day

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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The other day I had a super fun experience shopping in "downtown" Kinshasa.  One of my newest and dearest friends, Nancy Smith (a life long missionary to the people in the interior villages of Congo, also mother to the singers in the group Selah) let ...

Photos & Congolese Worship, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Photos & Congolese Worship

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... our mothers and now I am writing to you all. I will post some photos that Luke took while he was in Kicongo, in the interior of the Congo the other day.  I hope you enjoy them! Please, keep your prayers and messages coming.  They are much needed ...

A View of Our New World, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

A View of Our New World

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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Here are a few photos.  Photos are not really allowed here so these pictures were taken from inside a van and I was holding the camera down between things so it could not be seen.  Also, I was not looking at the screen so I had no idea what I ...

Welcome HOME!!!, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Welcome HOME!!!

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... immediate medical attention.  I was able to secure a flight out of the Congo to Tulsa and had emergency surgery.  I left Congo the first week of August and returned home a couple of days ago, meaning I was gone almost 5 weeks!!!!   I ...

hair stuff and then ramblings, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

hair stuff and then ramblings

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

... pool of 60 or so african girls, and only 5 of them have an opinion that matters enough for me to listen to. Now here in the Congo, you have some stunning women. They all have big tits, tiny waist, perfect arses, its embarassing to be me. At least now ...

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

New Years celebrations

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

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... figure, you can wear anything". "Yeah, sexy lovehandles...you bitch, could you not think of a better compliment", I would have thought before the Congo. But in this case I will be all, "Oh honey, thanks. ha ha. Then again, I dont have the complexion to ...

Out and About, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Out and About

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... midst of a city of 10 million people, but going outside the walls of your compound means "going out."  :)  The Dunn's hire a professional chauffeur to drive them on shopping days.  I wasn't sure why until yesterday.  OMG.  ...

Silent Predators, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Silent Predators

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

... fuckers. You dont see anything, you just feel the itchiness ages later. I reckon I am itching coz I cant be bothered getting the water activated... it involves getting out of bed... Damn, just remembered I forgot to take my tablet... will take it now.. ...

Orphan Story, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Orphan Story

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... two little ones from here in the DRC.  We began to correspond and they asked me to check in on their little ones if I had the opportunity to.  They will not be here for several weeks yet so they wanted us to look in on the kids and make ...

EARLY Christmas day, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

EARLY Christmas day

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

... of snow being dumped on me.... I know, I am complaining and I should be thankful for getting the opportunity to come to the Congo. Yeah, well if someone sends me a fan, Ill be thankful, right now as I sit here, an insomniac, sweaty, unwashed, ...

2ème essai Angola, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

2ème essai Angola

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

... (5 semaines) et j'apprendrai à attendre pour attraper n'importe quelle véhicule vers la prochaine ville. Je suis le 2ème touriste cette année à avoir traversée le Congo de Kinshasa vers la Zambie. Et c'est l'administration congolaise qui le dit. ...

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

Church

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... and they would point it out to all of their friends.  They were so proud to get to be in the camera.  We enjoyed the time there very much and I hope we get to go again.  I want to have many more such experiences while here in ...

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

visas

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

OK. So you guys all know what a mission it was for us to get visas to come to the Congo. When I was in transit in Perth was when my dad finally got what is called a Visa Volant. This Visa Volant enables you to get into the country and then you get the ...

Random Photos, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Random Photos

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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Here are some photos of around Kinshasa.  I hope it gives you a better idea what it is like here. Please keep in mind that it is "illegal" to take photographs so these were taken on the sly from a moving vehicle, thus, the images are not very ...

We have arrived, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

We have arrived

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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Tuesday, May 3 we touched down to a pitch black night in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo in West Africa.  Because it is on the equator, the sun rises at 6 AM and sets at 6 PM.  In route to the Congo, we left Tulsa, OK on Sunday at ...

Stillettos in the Jungle, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Stillettos in the Jungle

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... vacillate between moments of unbridled excitement of getting back to the Western world and feelings of melancholy and nostalgia for Kinshasa and the dear, lifelong friends we have made here. Yesterday as I was driving through downtown Kin, I found myself ...

Orphanage 2, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Orphanage 2

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... were there.  She makes no movements and doesn't cry.  I will be so surprised if she survives much longer.  The orphanage is also a Children's Hospital so I have no idea what other internal injuries or ailments she may have. ...

24 hours till take-off, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

24 hours till take-off

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

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...         FOR THE TICKETS TO BIG DAY OUT!!! If I get a chance to say hi to Neil Young, I will total give him a dirty kiss for you Erin. :P YAY The Congo has been quite an experience. :P I am looking forward to ...

Kinshasa so far, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Kinshasa so far

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

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... though, apparently it went ahead in another flight, that is code for, its totally never going to get here. I saw the airport at kinshasa, no way is anyone getting their luggage back. This sucks because Dawn had presents for me. :( Anyway, I ...

A REAL Congo Line......, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

A REAL Congo Line......

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

... some Congolese shopping.  We had my chauffer, Pepe, drive us to Commerce street.....the busiest street in all of Kinshasa.....where the Congolese do all of their shopping for their everyday items.  We were in search of traditional Congolese ...

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