Travel Blogs from Congo - The Dem. Repub.

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A week in Bukavu, Bukavu, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

A week in Bukavu

A travel blog entry by peter_karen

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... fare to go wherever along the strip. Walking around (before dark) is fine and often we go for a stroll to change $US into local Congo Francs, buy phone credit or similar basic errands. What does a usual day involve? If we’re both heading out to the ...

Day #3, Zeu, Uganda travel blog

Day #3

A travel blog entry by solarmoxie

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Aid Africa (AA) made the jaunt over from Jinja to teach the Rocket Stove portion of the workshop.  An amazing and personable crew, AA added an invaluable training component to our integrated cooking workshop. ...

Préparation voyage, Bunia, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Préparation voyage

A travel blog entry by exploreyourlife

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Préparation du voyage : - trouver une moto : parler à tout le monde pour trouver les honda xl 250 qui sont disponibles, contacter les gens, voir la moto (parfois 3 personnes différentes peuvent présenter la même moto, celle de leur frère), voir ...

Jun 13, 2011, Bunagana, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Jun 13, 2011

A travel blog entry by proinnsias

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Ballade en foret, Bondo, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Ballade en foret

A travel blog entry by exploreyourlife

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Avec une moyenne de 100 km d'avancement par jour, nous atteignons des villages-enclaves. Ici, le sel, l'essence, etc. sont emmenés de Kisangani à dos de toleka (vélo) sur des chemins à faire envie aux amateurs de moto-cross ! Prochaine étape : ...

A day around Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

A day around Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... Feast of Tabernacles this year and will allow them to meet several times each week in good circumstances, instead of just on the Sabbath. I had a quick look around before we drove through thickening traffic to the hotel. It’s always safer to be in ...

Gorilla Trek, Djomba, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Gorilla Trek

A travel blog entry by mpoelzl

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Well our worries about the possible unrest were unfounded but Congo did present a few challenges. The country is extremely poor and therefore the roads are non existent. We had a 3+ hour drive from the Ugandan border to the entrance to the forest. On ...

In and out of Cabinda, Matadi, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

In and out of Cabinda

A travel blog entry by kenziertw

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... up the Congo valley, soon driving on tarmac road, interspersed with dirt stretches. We reached the lowest crossing point of the Congo, the bridge at Matadi. Due to loss of time from the broken spring we stayed in the town, camping in the grounds of a ...

Goma: Savings and Credit Cooperative, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Goma: Savings and Credit Cooperative

A travel blog entry by ltd

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... . After identifying the woman based on her name and her picture, the cashier administers the sponsorship funds. 30%, or $3USD, is deposited into the woman’s savings account; 70%, or $7USD, is given to the woman to use as she sees fit – food, ...

Gorillas in the Mist (I mean swamp), Kahuzi Biega National Park, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Gorillas in the Mist (I mean swamp)

A travel blog entry by peter_karen

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... habitat. This was increased to 6,000km2 in 1975, adding a large tract of lowland forest that forms part of the lower Congo basin (funnily enough this information has also recently been added to the Kahuzi Biega website). Once the location was confirmed ...

Yangambo Yoriel, Yangambi, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Yangambo Yoriel

A travel blog entry by oakley77

Great ...

In search of the Chief, Kabango, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

In search of the Chief

A travel blog entry by alycetravels

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... get his wife and they both went into their room to get ready for the photo. They came out in a complete costume change. Then ensued the photo shoot. Chief and wife. Chief and wife and kids. Chief and wife and kids and me. Then a million shots of the ...

5 werken van Kabila, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

5 werken van Kabila

A travel blog entry by lenawalravens

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Kabila heeft een aantal grote werken waarop hij zich focussed om zijn land terug op te bouwen.  Een van de werken van Kabila die voltooid zijn zie je hier op de foto's: met name het zuiveren van water. Voor wie meer detail wil weten over de ...

Matadi – Mbanza Congo, Mbanza Congo, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Matadi – Mbanza Congo

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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... Bitte der Botschaft in Matadi bis Luanda begleiten. Ein Albtraum, mit Sirene und Blaulicht erreichen wir Mbanza Congo, wo sie auf dem Markt in einen Riesenwirbel auslösen, als sie uns mit Maschinenpistolen bewaffnet begleiten, als wir einkaufen wollen. ...

Not so fast!, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Not so fast!

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... Kinshasa to the airport. It was strangely quiet. We paid our exit fees ($55 each) got our forms and walked inside the terminal which was deserted. Then we found out why: Kenya Airways had cancelled our flight to Nairobi. We received no notification from ...

Visits around Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Con travel blog

Visits around Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by danielharper

... , grabbed our bags, and walked it ourselves. I immediately found it strange that there were no crowds anywhere. I still went through the motions of going through security, getting the exit pass (called the Go Pass), going through security again, and then ...

Exploring Matadi, Matadi, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Exploring Matadi

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane

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... I had the arms of a commando! Great job though Simon! Thank you. Later in the afternoon I ambled down the hill to the city centre and as close to the Congo River. I enjoyed the town centre but the steep hill back to the mission was testing on my legs! ...

Dirt Poor, but Organized!, Bunia, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Dirt Poor, but Organized!

A travel blog entry by ecsflemings

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... quickly 4 1/2  hours can go by when meetings are going well! I did 2 hours of presentation / explanation and then during the second break they wrote out questions and we answered them as the last session. That way you know what they haven't gotten, ...

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

Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by bloods

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I would stay at Hotel Pour Vous, then I would eat breakfast at Mama Colonel have a good breakfast. After the breakfast I went to Lola ya monobo I had fun just looking at animals. Then I went to have lunch at lemoncello ristorante Italiano. They had some ...

A brief encounter with the Mai Mai, Kabango, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

A brief encounter with the Mai Mai

A travel blog entry by alycetravels

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... i arrived and they decide now is the time to travel past :)  So that was my first and hopefully (doubtfully) last experience with the Mai Mai rebels. Heres hoping i never get to see the M23 boys. They are a rather more scary bunch from all accounts. ...

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 ...

Hazard pay in Goma, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Hazard pay in Goma

A travel blog entry by amyanddave

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... more specifically) one of two active volcanoes out of the eight total volcanoes that stretch across the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda in what's known as the Virunga National Park. So the lava lake awaited us and the ...

Nyiragongo's lava lake - Virunga National Park, Goma, Congo - The Dem. Repub. travel blog

Nyiragongo's lava lake - Virunga National Park

A travel blog entry by amyanddave

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... , wearing a T-shirt, carrying a bag on your head and another two in your arms. Then you would simply run laughingly up the mountainside like a billy goat. Astounding. Out of pure luck and by the encouragement of the porters we made it to the top. One of ...

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, ...

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

Last day in the Congo

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... just part of the culture and system here. We’re supposed to be the tooth fairy or the great pumpkin or something. I told the children I didn’t bring any bicycles or dolls with me, I was sorry, and I wouldn’t be able to provide those for ...

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

Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by congomike

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