Hôtel Résidence Saint-Jacques Bord De Mer

Address: Pointe Noire, BP 8057, Congo | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pointe Noire

Last days

A travel blog entry by erin_smolders on May 25, 2014

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Goodbyes aboard the Africa Mercy are as frequent as the beautiful sunsets. There is an endless stream of comings and goings which leave the crew in a constant state of emotional turmoil. With the field service in Congo drawing to an end the farewells have become more and more difficult. With only days left before the sail the number of crew dwindles down and my own impending departure looms as I wave goodbye to more and more friends everyday. I ...


A travel blog entry by erin_smolders on Mar 05, 2014

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... harbour. It's the chatterbox and the imaginative child; the way 20 people will call your name with delight whenever you walk through the door and onto the ward. Its knowing that I am a small part of a very grand story of hope and healing. It is a thousand little things which make up my day that leave a smile on my face and a song in my heart. Life here is not always easy and my days are filled with many challenges, but thankful these seem so small in comparison ...

A "normal" day in Pointe Noire

A travel blog entry by erin_smolders on Jan 10, 2014

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... take much to get us excited. Just recently that excitement was caused by the Italian Navy arriving in port. Docked just across the port was 3 ships from the Italian fleet here in the Congo to do medical relief work with the organisation 'operation smile'. Just the arrival of the ships was thrilling -when you spend you free time sitting by a window watching container ships come and go its not hard to imagine that a naval ship, or 3 naval ships might grab ...

Seasons Greetings

A travel blog entry by erin_smolders on Dec 22, 2013

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... progress then the next minute reduced to tears by a precocious 12 year old. It's an exhausting few days but for totally different reasons than it would be back home. Over new year I have quite a few days off. I enjoy walking into town and taking long lunches. I visit the local hotel where we are allowed to use their pool, partially for free. For the price of a coke or a nice hamburger we have unlimited access to their extravagant facilities. It's an oasis in ...

All aboard

A travel blog entry by erin_smolders on Dec 09, 2013

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... I spent a few hours visiting a local children's home which cares for orphaned and abandoned children. My purpose there was simply to proved love and plenty of cuddles. I had no problem completing that task. The conditions were very poor and dirty, and many of the babies are on the infant feeding program MS is running due to malnourishment, but despite all this these kids are beautiful and light up when they see us coming. There are regular programs of varying nature ...