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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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... 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 office. ...

Northern Road Trip 3, Kawambwa, Zambia travel blog

Northern Road Trip 3

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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With the night out in Kasama and the distraction of Chishimba Falls our spirits are high, despite a long stretch of road ahead. Beside the crappy food, dodgy guesthouses and towns, the driving is a pleasant, almost meditative constant in our routine. ...

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

Gorilla Trekking!!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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Whilst in Kisoro we drove the short distance across to the Uganda/Congo (Zaire) 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 ...

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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... the Goma/Lake Kivu area, but by the time I was arriving, things had gone relatively calm. When you are speaking about Congo, that is a HUGE "relatively." I found out that about 5 days after I left there were five murders during one night in the town. ...

Northern Road Trip 4, Kashikishi, Zambia travel blog

Northern Road Trip 4

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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Back on the highway we make for Kashikishi and the area of Zambia where Bwalya and his family are from. Kashikishi is a two-nightclub town, which makes it something of a party destination in Luapula province. It's Friday night and the Mushima Bar is ...

Oh Give Me a Home....., Pointe Noire, Congo travel blog

Oh Give Me a Home.....

A travel blog entry by pointenoirexpat

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Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday.  It's the best thing about America, I think.  And although I tried hard to ignore it's coming and passing, it has struck me like a 2 x 4.  A wave of homesickness startling in it's intensity ...

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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... 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 dangerous for us ...

BVAWT005 - FCBB, Brazzaville, Congo travel blog

BVAWT005 - FCBB

A travel blog entry by bva

FCBB -  Maya - Maya ...

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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We used the morning to rest a bit and for me to get caught up on some office work. After lunch Justin and André came to have a meeting with me about the state of the church members in Kinshasa and the needs here. There are many. People are having a ...

"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 ...

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

Orphanage

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... 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 ...

Hometime, Downtime, Pointe Noire, Congo travel blog

Hometime, Downtime

A travel blog entry by pointenoirexpat

This weekend was the first one in a month or so that we actually spent time at home, usually we try to get out of Pointe-Noire for Sunday at the very least.  But this weekend we stayed in town.  Saturday we visited with two lovely ex-pat ...

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 Congo.  The have had some measured success so far and their efforts have already yielded about $7,000 dollars being turned back ...

Buying wicker furniture, Pointe Noire, Congo travel blog

Buying wicker furniture

A travel blog entry by pointenoirexpat

We recently had an interesting experience buying a piece of wicker furniture, a chaise lounge for the sweet bare terrace that wraps around our apartment.  Our friends had had two made for them buy local craftsmen, so a few weeks ago Ann-Mary and ...

Oscar's Entry (with Henry's comments), Pointe Noire, Congo travel blog

Oscar's Entry (with Henry's comments)

A travel blog entry by pointenoirexpat

Dear everybody, I made a real castle (photos to follow!). We're still unpacking. Workmen are helping us down in the school. I'm helping unpack the boxes, too. We went out with Davina to a restaurant. I am trying new food. I had some french ...

UUgh, Pointe Noire, Congo travel blog

UUgh

A travel blog entry by pointenoirexpat

I should mention that we aren't moving from Cambridge to Pointe Noire, first, we are moving home, to our house in western Mass. Yes, two moves in six weeks.  I am trying to rid myself of everything unnecessary.  How do you do that with ...

Just another day, Pointe Noire, Congo travel blog

Just another day

A travel blog entry by pointenoirexpat

There are things that you get used to in Africa, like your kids' skin ailments, and washing your hands a thousand times a day.  Also watching your kids play in the sand and dirt and then take a big handful of snacks and shove them in their mouths ...

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

Movin' On Up!

A travel blog entry by jenniferabbott

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... 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 well be the ...

Independence Day, Pointe Noire, Congo travel blog

Independence Day

A travel blog entry by pointenoirexpat

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Today was Congolese Independence Day, 48 years free of French rule. Our boss, Tony took us to a party he was throwing at a local restaurant for his employees. The food, once again, was delicious. We were even given our own Schlumberger tee shirts (what ...

Before We Begin, Pointe Noire, Congo travel blog

Before We Begin

A travel blog entry by pointenoirexpat

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... , antibiotic cream, pots and pans, books, it just goes on and on.  We received the offer to go to the Congo to open an International School which teaches in English on Monday, my husband's last day of graduate school classes.  We signed and ...

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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I spent part of the day reading into one of our IMC projects here in DRC focused on repatriation of Congolese refugees who fled east to Burundi during various uprisings of tension in the last two decades in the more conflicted eastern region of the ...

Rainy Sunday, Pointe Noire, Congo travel blog

Rainy Sunday

A travel blog entry by pointenoirexpat

Instead of going to the "secret beach", we stayed around the house most of the day because the rains rolled in around nine o'clock.  We thought there might be a break in the weather, but it only rained some more until about one.  We've been ...

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

Oct 09, 2011

A travel blog entry by yearofdan

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Saka-saka, Pointe Noire, Congo travel blog

Saka-saka

A travel blog entry by pointenoirexpat

Our maid/nanny made us a treat this week, a local dish called Saka-saka.  It is a hodgepodge of leeks and scallions and other greens, with fish and eggplant and (we think) peanut butter...it may sound strange, but it all comes together for a rich ...

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

time, hair and TV

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

So here I am thinking today is Monday and that there are I leave in 11 days. Turns out its Sunday. I have lost all track of time in this place. At one point, I was one hour ahead, then I was OK and now I find that for the last week I have been a day ...

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

New Years

A travel blog entry by mme.zougzoug

Its 7:13 and dawn and I have spent the last 1hour getting ready to go out for new years. I have spent the last 10 min trying to stop tearing up. :( You guys all know that I dont wear make-up, and the reason is because I am a make-up gimp. I cant put ...

Pigs in the 'hood, Pointe Noire, Congo travel blog

Pigs in the 'hood

A travel blog entry by pointenoirexpat

So we have some pigs who live in the neighborhood.  They used to be less visible, spending most of their time up on the rise above the swamp dump land across the street.  Then they had babies and suddenly Lyle was all electrified anytime we ...

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

I give up

A travel blog entry by logansullivan

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After an overexerted, underperformed effort to accomplish an ultimately unrealistic goal to begin with, I've come to recognize that my overbearing need to underline the deepest details of my narrative, has effectively exposed me as overconfident and ...

Stratified Life, Pointe Noire, Congo travel blog

Stratified Life

A travel blog entry by pointenoirexpat

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... I don't mean to wax philosophical, but I used to think that we, as people, could actually change the world through our own actions. Congo makes it real that it's a much bigger problem than that. And besides, what am I gonna do? NOT haggle at he ...

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