Travel Blogs from Congo - The Dem. Repub.

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Another Surprise Trip to The Republic of the Congo, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Another Surprise Trip to The Republic of the Congo

A travel blog entry by carlton

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... are essentially living on the new lava flow.....all this happened as soon as it was cool enough to walk on.  Amazing......the Congo has had a civil war ongoing for more than 30 years and it shows.....very poor people, very hard working ...

How do you solve a problem like Maria?, Beni, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

A travel blog entry by mfer043

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... are seldom newsworthy. It's been a while since I heard anything about Botswana, or Namibia, or Mozambique.    But the Congo has long kept journalists in business and accordingly the statistics are truly staggering:   Over 5.4 million ...

Birth, Boende, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Birth

A travel blog entry by alainjf

Not so much a town where i passed through as a town i passed into - this is my birth place, just south of the equator in what was then the Belgium Congo. 18th of April 1954 - Easter Sunday at 6pm ...

trek, virunga, Congo travel blog

trek

A travel blog entry by danielgreen

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Nyiragongo ascent, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Nyiragongo ascent

A travel blog entry by ingridchristof

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... . Still it was a wake up call for me to take a look into the crater and wait for the occasion of a free view into the reddish glimmering lava emerging from the inside of the earth. I could fix some of the impression on photos, but the atmosphere up on the ...

It's So African!, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

It's So African!

A travel blog entry by ecsflemings

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... into Matadi in the late afternoon. It is bigger, the capital of the province of Lower Congo, built on the steep side of the Congo which goes on up to a pretty big rock mountain/ hill above the city. We stayed at a huge old Swedish mission station, run by ...

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

Arrival in the Congo

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... the passengers as we began circling again. Just a few minutes later the pilot announced that we were being diverted to Brazzaville in the other Congo (the Republic of Congo), just the other side of the Congo River.  We landed there 20 minutes later, ...

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

Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by congomike

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IASU Camp, Kindu, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

IASU Camp

A travel blog entry by shrinisreeram

The first set of snaps at ...

And back to the DRC, Kabango, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

And back to the DRC

A travel blog entry by alycetravels

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... . Oh yeh. Spoilt I know! My trip up was nicely uneventful, my favourite kind of travel. I was sitting in Joburg after the overnight flight from Perth, expecting to see my colleagues who were also travelling, but instead I bumped into a couple of friends ...

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

Travel to the Congo

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... on and found another taxi that would accept 25 dollars. The roads have improved markedly since my last visit, more preparations for the Francophonie conference will be held in a few more months. At the hotel I pay the driver and thank Justin and Victor. ...

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

Werk

A travel blog entry by lenawalravens

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Lange dagen hier van 8 u in de ochtend tot 8 of 9 uur in de avond.   Vandaag 12 face to face gesprekken achter de rug.....vermoeiend! Lange dagen, maar die zouden 3 keer korter kunnen...... Morgen is het hier een vrije dag voor de mensen op ...

Fire Hunters, Kikongo, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Fire Hunters

A travel blog entry by africamission

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... hand feeding tonight, she has raised a Jackel when she was young.The little bugger got pretty comfertable in my arms. As the time to come to an end in Congo, Fred and I will be going onward to an orphanage in Uganda. I hope my tablet will work ...

DRC trip, Goma,  Democratic Republic of the Co travel blog

DRC trip

A travel blog entry by wasabibutler

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My DRC trip to ...

Wk 4... Full time English teacher??, Kananga, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Wk 4... Full time English teacher??

A travel blog entry by cawood.thomas

... dictators here in Africa?” I asked him which countries are not very democratic and Obama supports, he said “DRC, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Uganda.” he then said the most democratic countries are, ...

Brazzaville to Kinshasa, Dem. Republic of Congo, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Brazzaville to Kinshasa, Dem. Republic of Congo

A travel blog entry by worldmaddog

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... hop over the Coongo river, these are the two capital cities of neighbouring countries in closest proximity to each other. Literally, just over the river. A very small but enjoyable flight over the Congo river, and into the biggest international airport ...

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

Mboté

A travel blog entry by kangoledroid

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Je suis à Kin, après la galère administrative à la sortie du port, quelques billets par ci par là, je suis enfin dans la Grande ville. J'y étais déjà en 2002, elle a un peu changé, quelques nouveaux bâtiments, de nouvelles ...

Walungu: Entrepreneurs, Walungu, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Walungu: Entrepreneurs

A travel blog entry by ltd

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... . Thank you to all the Women for Women International staff in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, especially: Berra Kabarungi (Country Director, Rwanda); Christine Karumba (Country Director, DRC); Gertrude Mudekereza (Director of Programs, ...

Vandaag weer een rondrit, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Vandaag weer een rondrit

A travel blog entry by lenawalravens

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Vandaag heeft de firma die ons hier ter plekke ontvangt me een chauffeur ter beschikking gesteld voor de gehele dag. Bill is zijn naam.   Hij is zeer blij met me te mogen rondrijden want in de loop van de week werd hij aan me voorgesteld als zijnde ...

Getting to work, Kabango, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Getting to work

A travel blog entry by alycetravels

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... . turns out he was my prac guy. small world. I have spent the night having traditional bulgarian cuisine, and a number of welcome to the congo brandy and cokes, each drink we would say 'nostravia' which is a russian toast to ones health. i feel like this ...

Moscow to Northern Siberia via Russian airforce, Katanga, Russian Federation travel blog

Moscow to Northern Siberia via Russian airforce

A travel blog entry by smj612

noerthern ...

Rainforest, Tropics, ..., Lubutu, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Rainforest, Tropics, ...

A travel blog entry by emmacita

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... in a tiny restaurant, underneath the ubiquitous Manchester United poster. Locals here often call us MONUC after the UN mission in the Congo (that's the only whites they have seen so far). Lubutu is a beautiful place, in the middle of the rainforest, with ...

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

Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by sbasgall

Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a bustling city on the Congo River of 8-10 million. Across the River lies the capital of the Republic of Congo, Brazzaville.  This is the only place in the world where two capitals lie ...

Handel & Wandel, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Handel & Wandel

A travel blog entry by lenawalravens

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Grote winkels zie je hier blijkbaar niet echt.   Meeste handelswaren zijn te vinden al wandelend.  In de stad zelf zie je de overgrote meerderheid van mensen rondlopen met allerlei waren ofwel op hun hoofd ofwel in de hand.  Een ...

30.000?, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

30.000?

A travel blog entry by lenawalravens

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Werkelijk een land van extremen.   Hele rijken die dan ook werkelijk heel rijk zijn om wat wij gewone goederen vinden heel duur te betalen.  En een overgrote meerderheid van mensen die verschrikkelijk arm zijn en in miserie leven.  ...

Departing Kinshasa. NOT!, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Departing Kinshasa. NOT!

A travel blog entry by sbasgall

... -speaker.  I found an Indian from London who told me there was some problems at the airport in Brazzaville (just across the Congo River from Kinshasa), but nothing definitive.  At 3 p.m., they took us upstairs to the Grand Hotel Restaurant and ...

Mountain Gorilla trek in the DR Congo, Virunga National Park, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Mountain Gorilla trek in the DR Congo

A travel blog entry by travelling_jess

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... a hideously early start as we have to be dressed and on the truck by 6am to head to the border to cross from Uganda into the DR Congo where we will be trekking. Just 45 minutes after we depart, we arrive at the border. This is followed by 2 hours of ...

De grote zondagse trip, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

De grote zondagse trip

A travel blog entry by lenawalravens

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We hadden afgesproken om zondag om 8 u 's morgens te vertrekken naar watervallen buiten de stad.   Gezien het de vorige dag geregend had moest dit vroeg genoeg zijn om er zeker van te zijn dat we de lange weg konden afleggen (soms is dit door de ...

You say Puhtahto, Bumba, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

You say Puhtahto

A travel blog entry by mfer043

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... epidemic of African Sleeping Sickness hit Congo. Caused by a microscopic single-celled organism transmitted by Tsetse flies that inhabit the Congo river. Once injected into the blood stream, these tiny creatures migrate to the  brain and live their ...

week one in the books!!, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

week one in the books!!

A travel blog entry by cawood.thomas

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... nbsp; They all greeted us a million times and wanted to shake all of our hands over and over again.  It is customary in the Congo to greet everyone individually, so I made sure to shake everyone’s hand.  The rest of the day I recovered ...

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