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

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... we drove on to visit four more individuals or families that have recently begun attending. Their homes were very simple, in the next to last case just corrugated metal for walls: hot in the heat, no barrier to cold. One man asked to have some help so he could get his double hernia repaired: $200. I’ll wait until all the requests come in, and try to evaluate them as best I can before making a final decision about who we can help this time.

The ...

Long day to the Congo

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

4

... She knows why I choose such vehicles (it’s easier to hold the line on expenses and expectations when one sets the example), but she hadn’t done this in a while….

We shuddered (the vehicle not us) rattled and shook our way through the dark roads and streets of Kinshasa until we reached the hotel. I paid the driver and we checked in to this hotel which is gradually being improved and refurbished (and is becoming ...

Repos

A travel blog entry by danielharper

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... of studying abroad. It was little-known in the USA at the time, at least in the area where I was raised. Every time I have Nutella, I think back to those days of living abroad on my own. As we had breakfast, the television was running a news reel which featured Vice-President Biden visiting Ukraine. I wondered what our country is actually going to do about the Ukraine situation and Russia's general surge in power in Eastern Europe. Will all those ...

Le Fleuve

A travel blog entry by danielharper

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... French words, expressions, or even full sentences being spoken. They come out in a rich Congolese accent, of course, but they can be understood by someone who is versed in French. Making sense of these expressions is like a game to me, and I enjoy it when I can piece some things together to get a sense of the overrall conversation. Today, Justin was obviously getting onto the taxi driver for leaving us hanging. This is standard business protocol in DRC. Our driver finally showed ...

A Longest Day

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... Christ as his or her personal Savior. Each answered yes to both questions, so I completed the biblical statement for conducting baptisms.

After this Daniel and Nathan walked into the stream to a point where there was enough depth to cover people. They baptized each person, taking care that each was fully immersed. As each one left the water there was excited and joyful applause from the church members gathered. When everyone had been baptized, I shushed ...

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