Novotel Libreville Rapontchomb
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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 ...
... condo building. The home is on two floors. The first floor opens into a sitting room with bathroom, a large open living room/ dining area, laundry room, and kitchen. To get to the second floor, you must walk up a winding staircase. At the top there is another sitting area, and past that, 3 bedrooms with full bathrooms – one of which was mine for the vacation! It was a beautiful home and it was located blocks away from the beach and close to all the restaurants, bars, ...
... a half. It has a university campus, a 90,000 seat arena, a state of the art teaching hospital, a huge mall, country clubs and golf courses, enormous churches and is a proud and vibrant community which is emerging from the horror of Apartheid. Nonetheless, it has some real challenges. Many of the shanty's we associate with it still exist. No water, no electricity and an outdoor toilet with a vent stack (which is provided by the government and has a number on ...
... both the best and worst of human behavior. I saw a SAA ground staff that was disorganized and overwhelmed. I learned about the violence of Zimbabwe from a victim who could forgive if not forget and the fish of Gabon from a guide who had pictures. I met a pretty French malaria expert and a patient Parisian executive who spoke three languages. I slept (or more accurately did not sleep) on a wire frame bench in ...
... town searching for a taxi that would take us to Libreville. Managed to find one that wanted to charge us 7,000 each so total of approx US$28. Not bad for a three hour journey. Racing back to the truck we hauled all our stuff out of the locker and loaded the car. It was only then another man approached and said "no not 14,000, 40,000". Yeah cause it is mate, get lost. So in a temper we grabbed all our stuff out of the car ...
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