Hotel Olympic Palace

Brazzaville, BP 1050, Congo | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Brazzaville

Life and death in Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker on Jul 11, 2014

4 comments, 14 photos

... Who needs Walmart?

I found their story interesting. When they married many years ago she was 14 and he was 22. They had their first child 2 years later. You get arrested for that sort of thing in Europe or North America, but they seem to have a happy marriage. He was very complimentary toward his wife and told me what a blessing she has been. She seemed happy as well, though she didn’t speak much French, and probably hasn’t had much ...

Meetings and office work

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker on Jul 10, 2014

4 comments, 3 photos

... is cool enough that local people are wearing jackets, and Marjolaine needs a sweater. She brought her sweater along as we walked to the outdoor restaurant located in the gardens, for dinner. On the way we passed the peacock and the little flock of guinea fowl that wander the grounds. There used to be a cage of monkeys as well, but they’re no longer present for whatever reason.

The meal was a pleasant end to a useful but also restful ...

Last day in Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker on Apr 23, 2014

2 comments, 2 photos

... moment? I asked Daniel to sign for the meal and I went to talk with them. I suspected I was going to receive a "hail Mary" pitch, and it was so. They needed help, they said, to get set up in a business so they could earn their keep. What did they hope to do? One wanted me to buy him a used photocopier, so he could open a stand and charge for making copies. I told him used photocopiers often break down especially in dusty, humid environments with wildly ...

Around Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker on Apr 22, 2014

6 comments, 9 photos

... according to His will and our faith, and asked God to show the parents if there was anything they should be doing to help. They were very thankful for the visit, and I felt a little guilty about having wanted to skip this one, though had I known of the need we would have gladly come right away.

We said goodbye and drove back to the hotel where we arrived about 4:30 pm, grimy, sweaty and tired. I paid the driver the rest of the $70 we owed for the day (we ...

A festival day in Kinsahsa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker on Apr 21, 2014

3 comments, 4 photos

... questions. Then there were some sick people for whom to pray and a few others asked that we pray for them too. I took down their names and said I would pray for them. I think some of them were hoping for a sort of public prayer service where they could come before the congregation and have us pray over them, as is done in many churches here. But I explained what Jesus said about prayer in Matthew 6 about how most of our prayer should be ...

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This hotel, located in Brazzaville, is near Zongo Falls, Lake Kivu, and Mount Nyiragongo.
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