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... They said that a big freighter will come into the port of Matadi every six months or so bringing food and supplies for the markets in Kinshasa. The shipments go by truck from the port to the capital. But there is so much time between shipments that shelves gradually empty and critical supplies simply can’t be found. This is especially true for medical supplies. People die, they told me, that don’t need to, because medical supplies or medicines have run out.
... said firmly that I would take care of it and I didn’t need any help. He finally got the hint and walked off in search of other quarry. But soon after, he was replaced by a uniformed baggage handler who walked up behind me and spoke to me in English, asking if I needed help with my luggage. When I said no, he left right away.
After picking up my suitcase and clearing customs (I didn’t have to open my luggage), I walked outside. Immediately ...
... and I didn’t end up buying anything. We went back to MPH for a quick nap and dinner at a pizza restaurant! It was delicious and I got to meet a lot of other missionaries from all over the city. It was also my first purchase in the country and get to learn the exchange rate. $1 US= 900-920 Congolese Francs. My dinner was about 23,000 CF, so it was about $25! One of the beverages you could order was named Obama lolz.
Saturday was probably ...
... whom they had agreed on a price. When the driver saw I was white, however, he wanted to renegotiate the price upwards. We tried reason but he wouldn’t agree, so we moved 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. We say goodnight until tomorrow ...
... an easy choice to make. We got back in and the driver got his crew together. We rumbled off once again. We came to a section of road that was so bad it had traffic snarled completely, drivers shut off their motors as they waited to move forward. I really wanted to shoot video of it, but decided it was best to leave everything of value out of site.
Trucks vans and cars jockeyed for position passing within inches of each other, as we slowly moved through the mangled road ...
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