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Nicely updated hotel, friendly staff, above average for an Ibis.
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... was trying to land on me as I waited in the departure gate area. Hour after hour went by with no announcements on the status of the flight, even though we actually boarded about 2 and a half hours after the scheduled boarding time. I was happy when I was first on the plane and later first off the plane in Kinshasa once we arrived at 3:30 AM instead of our originally planned time of 7:30 PM. During the flight, I even had a chance to make a move for an exit row seat from a ...
This morning, I had breakfast and was ready to go by 8:00 which is when I had asked a young man to come to the hotel. He and his sister arrived a few minutes early. We had been communicating for several months, but this is the first time we were able to meet in person. We sat out in front of the hotel at a small table and introduced ourselves. They are students who grew up in our church family and have some vague memories of me from nearly 20 years ago, before a lot of ...
... did, it always seemed like they were shouting orders at each other. I imagined them drawing swords and ordering their squads to charge and destroy the enemy. And there was no thought that they might be bothering anyone. One of them played music on his tablet/phone, but without earphones. And he would really let it blast. Very much against my will I now know the latest Chinese pop hits.
Even when the crew announced that all electronic devices had to be switched off, ...
... the time, the airline”, while he filled in a form. Then he got out the all-important stamp and ink pad. People here live and die by official stamps on all sorts of documents, travel passes, driver’s licenses, birth certificates, marriage certificates, and yes, certificates of death – all are made official by a rubber stamp and a signature by someone important. Nothing was sure until the stamp went in my passport. They might think of some ...
... a matter of 9 hours and I was more than happy to spend it right there at the airport. I then challenged him by saying I did not have a visa for *****ia either. The only place he could send me was Pakistan and I wished him good luck in finding a flight departing within the next 9 hours. He wasn’t pleased and told me to stand quietly in a corner. 20 minutes later he came back; handed me my passport and told me I was free to go. Pheww!!
I was finally ...