Okoume Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Libreville
... of my parents. Instead of dwelling on the lack of communication, I forced myself to think about "the old days" when people didn't have such constant communication with their families and friends when they went traveling. There was no breakfast at the HIP this morning, at least not at this hour. Mr. Meeker and I agreed to do our best to grab a bite if and when we had the chance at the airport. When 6AM came, so did our driver along with a facilitator who works in ...
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 ...
... both (I had actually met Germaine previously when I traveled to Paris to meet up with Simone. And if you don’t know, Simone’s mom works in the government of Gabon and is the Deputy Minister of Communication of the country, so she has many people working for her). We left the airport after many "Hello, it has been way too long" hugs, and went to Simone’s home. Her house is more of like a penthouse – she and her mom live on the top floor of a ...
... time. They are open and realistic about the challenge and the responsibility. They believe the rest of Africa is looking at their generation to get it right. They currently live in Soweto and have seen and heard first hand some of the events described. Misconception - Soweto is not a shanty town of the oppressed who live in a swamp of crime and fear and abject poverty. In fact, it is essentially the equivalent of a large city with a population of almost a ...
... never a good sign for an airline) and the airport staff, security, customs officials and police force all seemed to agree that really no one was in charge or had a plan for handling delayed, in transit passengers. All of this took place in the French language. Never my best subject!
I met some very interesting folks and had a crash course in the real Africa from many different perspectives. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool