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... not, out of principle)? What next - the new tents going to the highest bidders? We'd just got our veggie-stew on the wood when we got hit by possibly the worst rain so far - stair-rods. Some of the lads took the opportunity to take a shower! Cookgroup got soaked, as the fire was (naturally) away from the kitchen rain tarp. The veggie stew went down very well, given the conditions - a hot, thick meal to help people warm up.
6th March Awoke still ...
Traveling overland around Africa was always going to be a challenge. The logistics of obtaining visas along the way has often been a struggle, having to try in a number of places. But in most cases, we ended up getting the visas we needed and we were on our way. We were deep into Africa with lots of visa success, until we hit the dusty road, jungle covered country of Congo. And before we knew it, like being up a stream without a paddle, we were deep into Africa without a ...
... to explore including a bite to eat and drinking at some interesting local bars which certainly didn't seem to have seen white people much. The town itself was Interesting and on the whole friendly, however it was certainly far from western civilization, as we walked about we witnessed 2 fights and nearly someone lynched (and almost stoned by the mob - we never did find out why as we made a swift exit...). Back at the ...
... Completely! At this point it was too late to get into another program, so they just decided to **** us over. When we went to complain, the place was in the middle of a huge building project, the entire school was torn apart: dangerous holes and tools and scraps of sharp metal everywhere. Then we had to argue to get our money back! We had to return three times! Finally they agreed to take back the school supplies, ...
... My being here was the opportunity for her to also do some things she didn’t always get a chance to do having two kids to take care of and an expatriate organization to manage (she’s the head and founder of Pointe-Noire Accueil).
So I followed… I discovered Pointe-Noire stores, quite an experience in itself. I had expected life in the Congo to be super cheap. It is deceptively very expensive! $8 for a box of cereals, $2 for a postcard etc. Expatriates are ...
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