Hotel Brazzaville Beach

Barrage du Djoue, Brazzaville, Congo | Hotel
 

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Life and death in Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... for memorable events. This time it struck both parents as significant that the birth occurred as we were landing at the airport, so they named the little boy Joel Meeker.

There was a little boy named after me under similar circumstances in Kenya some years back; he didn’t live to see his second birthday. There’s a Joel and a Marjolaine in Ghana, or there were, I assume they’re both well. They should be almost teens by now.

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Long day to the Congo

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... What do you have inside?” one of them asked. “Clothing and other personal items,” I replied “nothing valuable or on which custom is owed.” He thought a moment and waved us through.

In the parking lot we were directed toward a rolling wreck of an SUV, the least expensive transportation on the lot. Marjolaine’s eyes widened a bit when she saw the broken tail lights and dents and mangled paint and ...

Repos

A travel blog entry by danielharper

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... of the trip my daughters are especially in need of seeing me on Facetime or Skype. That's why I'm looking forward to moving on from this location. Even as I write this blog I had hoped to connect to the Internet, but I found that the connection was no good. Another good breakfast this morning, but this time a little lighter. We took no omelets. I did try some Nutella on French bread, though. It was a favorite discovery of mine when I lived in France for ...

Le Fleuve

A travel blog entry by danielharper

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... as yesterday to cart us around Kinshasa today. A few minutes later he decided to ake a call. As overheard ustin's markedly upset tone with the ould-be tai driver, I thought to myself that at times like these I would love to have the gift of being able to understand every word that was being spoken in the foreign language. I love overhearing Lingala, the Congolese language, because it is so vibrant and rich with vocalizations that are unfamilar to me. Also, you occasionally ...

A Longest Day

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... what was happening. Some also talked with each other, creating a background buzz that could be heard even over the rushing water. I had to "shush" them several times so we could continue. We gathered the ten people to be baptized and I asked a blessing on the whole ceremony, thanking God for His work in their lives and asking His guidance and blessing in all we would do this day. Then I went around name by name and asked if each person had repented of his sins and ...

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This hotel, located on Barrage du Djoue, Brazzaville, is near Zongo Falls, Lake Kivu, and Mount Nyiragongo.
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