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Travel Blogs from Pointe Noire
... drawn card from the truck, and the band sang 'Happy Birthday' to me in both French and English. Camped.
10th March We were due to depart at 6.30am, but Benny had to go to hospital with stomach cramps - he was kept in for the day for observation. We signed disclaimers to allow Oasis to take us into Cabinda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - they both have Foreign & Commonwealth Office warnings not to travel unless absolutely necessary! Camped. ...
... that we soon would be deep into Africa without a visa.
Our next stop was Dolisse and it was here where we were to get our Angolan visas. Not being able to check into our planned accomodation, ten of us had to have baby wipe showers, we were then scrubbed up and dressed in our best clothes. In the heat of the day, we confidently walked to the Angolan Embassy and were stopped at the gate. We were informed that the embassy was no longer issuing Angolan visas, and we would have to ...
... to leave. I left Dolisie in a shared taxi at 7 on the dot.
Congo’s two biggest towns are its capital Brazzaville and the Atlantic port of Pointe Noire. They are separated by perhaps 400km of road, of which I travelled on the western 150. Of what I saw though, this must be the worst 'road which links a country’s two biggest and ...
... were giving us hand-written notes for our orders. After being done ordering what we wanted they would gather everything and load the goods onto Magali’s SUV. We then went to a little booth and that’s when things got funny. The people there were so slow that if I didn’t know any better I would have thought there was a hidden camera somewhere. Magali knew she had to pay attention to the math they were doing to figure out how much she owed. And good thing she ...
... my lap that should be asleep for at least the next hour and a half, who will be cranky and out of sorts all day.
Gil Courtemanche talks about how in Africa everybody is a little chief, all scrapping for their piece of power, however tiny. Whatever power is had is used to its fullest authority. David and I got pulled over last year by a military guy (who had no jurisdiction over ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center