Hotel Ave Maria

Avenue Colonel Ebeya, 3, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. | Hotel
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Life and death in Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... his face broke out into a large grin. He was obviously surprise and pleased. We talked briefly in his living room and then said as we had to the others, “until tomorrow.”

We then drove back to the hotel and agreed to meet in the morning at 9:00 for the short drive to the hall where the service will be held.

I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening except for time spent at dinner, writing my weekly news update for our ...

Le Fleuve

A travel blog entry by danielharper


... what was around me. The snake exhibit from the Buj came to mind, and I wondered what snakes were native to this area. I kept my eyes peeled looking for boomslangs in the trees and puff adders on the ground just in case! We climbed back in the taxi and headed to Simon's house (read See mon). He was nice enough to invite us inside and show us what he does for a living. He repairs electronics. So, his living room was half-full of televisions and stereo components all in a pile. ...


A travel blog entry by danielharper


... management of a failed state with the help of local groups who were reaping huge profits from all the trade. This idea backfired, however, because of leaders like Lumumba who saw through the facade of independence and wanted a truly free Congo. This was a high ideal, but due to years and years of poor education for the people of Congo and years and years of Belgian occupation, there was no trained group of native Congolese to take over the running of the government. When ...

A Longest Day

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... the chance of seeing these enormous animals is very good. I’ve seen them grazing in the dusk, as cars and trucks whiz by only 20 feet away.

Mo´se brought his little daughter who, he said, loves mukeke. This is a relatively expensive dish by local standards, though certainly not for us. Mo´se shared a mukeke with her, as we all enjoyed this special dish, and this night it was particularly good. Nathan and Mo´se agreed, saying it must have been caught this ...

Technical difficulties

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... re not related to each other) have created great instability in the country and driven an exodus of people into Kinshasa. Add to that the heavy UN presence (the UN always buys up or rents the best real estate when it moves in – your tax dollars at work), and prices have been driven sky high. I can attest to the fact that everything is overpriced. The hotel I use is one example. It is very expensive for what it offers, yet it is the ...


This hotel, located on Avenue Colonel Ebeya, 3, Kinshasa, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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