Hotel Residence Saint Jacques

BP 8057, Brazzaville, Congo | Hotel

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Life and death in Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... came a sudden deluge of frenzied shouts and screams, dancing and pushing and shoving and laughing. The decibels rose until I finally retreated.

Next we stopped to see Mami and the clinic where she had just given birth. This was a heartrending visit. Right about the time our plane was landing in Kinshasa she was in labor to bring twins into the world. It was a difficult birth that ended with a caesarian. The little boy survived, the little girl did not. ...

Long day to the Congo

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... there. We had an hour on the ground and then took off for Libreville, Gabon. It was about 3:00 pm when we finally had a small airline lunch of a few bites of chicken and rice, bread and butter and a dish of fruit. After this 90 minute flight we landed in Libreville where we again waited about an hour on the ground. At least we didn’t have to deplane. Then we took off for another 90 minute flight to Kinshasa where we arrived at 8:30 at night. ...

Last day in Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... of program from another continent. There don’t seem to be any easy answers. What we can do in any event is try to stay focused, balanced and pragmatic.

After I told them I’d look at their project, as they were walking to the front gate, they told me they didn’t have bus fare home, and could I give them each 1000 Francs ($1), which I did.

I will try to get to sleep early tonight; tomorrow will have an early start, and be a busy travel ...

Around Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... nature of living here, and a cultural predilection. I tried to change the subject and things calmed down a little. Back at the hotel Justin said “5000.” He had won the dispute, but I quietly gave the driver a little more anyway. It was a joy to have my suitcase. Finally, I could wear some different clothes!

Daniel and I had a well-deserved cold beer with dinner and if he’s as tired as I am, we’ll both be crashing (the term is not too strong) ...

A Longest Day

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... drove straight to the baptism spot which takes close to half an hour from the church hall. The path there transforms from road to piste (French for track) to footpath. After giving it a lot of thought Friday afternoon and Sabbath morning, I had decided to ask Daniel and Nathan to work together to do the actual baptisms, and I would oversee things so they could both gain some hands-on experience in how we conduct this ceremony.

As we walked to the place where ...


This hotel, located on BP 8057, Brazzaville, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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