Hotel Saphir

Rue Alfassa, Brazzaville, 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

... when you marry at 14….). They offered each of us a small bottle of water which we accepted thankfully. After our brief visit I took some photos and we drove on to the house of Meschacque, whose family I had visited with Daniel Harper during our last stay in Kinshasa.

They have people meeting on the lot in front of their house on Sabbath days for services conducted by Justin, Victor or André. It’s a noisy neighborhood and they’re ...

Long day to the Congo

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker on Jul 09, 2014


... unlike the previous arrangement where they shared a square courtyard with other small houses in the same compound.

We arrived at the airport just before 12:00 and thanked Pierre for all his help during our visits. Then we turned and pulled our suitcases to the door and started the check-in process. Our papers were checked by a policeman at the door. Then our bags had to go through a scanner. Then we had our travel papers and ...

Last day in Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker on Apr 23, 2014

2 comments, 2 photos

... Well then, he said, I could buy him a freezer and some equipment to open a butcher’s shop. I asked how much that would cost. He didn’t know exactly, but said he could find out.

I’m not making light of their plight or the challenge it is to make a living here; it is very, very difficult. But in my experience these “hail Mary” type projects never really work out; I’ve seen many of them tried over the years. ...

Around Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker on Apr 22, 2014

6 comments, 9 photos

... worth of diesel in up front). I asked at the desk if my suitcase had been delivered. It had not, even though Roger, the agent had come by. He didn’t want to leave it without picking up the baggage claim ticket. We called the number and said he could deliver it now. That wasn’t possible, he said, although perhaps if there were a tip, something might be worked out. As tired as I was, I wasn’t going to give him the satisfaction of gaining something ...

A festival day in Kinsahsa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker on Apr 21, 2014

3 comments, 4 photos

... between us and God and that we don’t do much public praying to avoid the pitfalls about which Jesus warned.

We took some group photos and fellowshipped as the sky became darker. Finally just before sundown, we said goodbye to everyone still present and took a taxi back to the hotel. Once arrived, we discussed our plans for tomorrow and Wednesday, and said goodbye to Justin and Victor. I called the Kenya Airways number and ...


This hotel, located on Rue Alfassa, Brazzaville, is near Zongo Falls, Lake Kivu, and Mount Nyiragongo.
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