Novotel Libreville Rapontchomb
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... drove was a crowd of people waiting en masse outside of a large bakery called Pain Victoire. This was obviously "the" baking company of Kinshasa from which many if not all bread re-sellers bought baskets of plastic wrapped loaves to carry around and sell during the day. The signs for Pain Victoire kept appearing. At one point, we even passed a large industrial facility that looked like the central production plant for the bread products. All kinds of other ...
We left the Central African republic and Travelled back towards the west coast...to Libreville, capital of Gabon.
Libreville was founded 2 centuries ago by slaves freed by the French...the name means Free Town...it has gone on to become a true city, home ...
The one thing I can’t forget, of course, were the smells coming from the kitchen when I first arrived. They were heavenly! About ten minutes after I arrived, lunch was put out on the table. Now, this was no ordinary lunch – it was garlic infused leg of lamb, with fingerling potatoes, green beans, and fresh mango for dessert. DELICIOUS! And that was only my first meal! Everything was prepared by a man named Thomas (pronounced Toe-mah as Gabon is a ...
... the order in which the residents are slated for relocation to new housing). The housing we saw spans the spectrum from these shacks, to converted barracks for single men who were mine workers, average small homes which show much pride of ownership to what Kosai called "Beverly Hills" (still modest by our standards). There is much work being done and change is in the air. We see the coal fired power plant which the government deposited in the township ...
... lounge. I saw the kindness of strangers and the potential for animosity among brothers. Would I do it again? No thanks! Am I angry at anyone....probably not. Did I always feel this way? Honestly, not really, but hopefully alls well that ends well. I suspect my day in Gabon would make a good training exercise for SAA on what not to do. Great practice for the Amazing Race!
Left Gabon at 1:30 am ...