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> Visa dilemma

Posted On: Thursday, 11 March 2010 - 19:18

Day 162 – Thurs 11 Mar – 14,203km, Kinshasa, Congo

Having gone to great length to ensure I had all of the necessary documentation for my Angola...

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> Crossing the Congo river & Kinshasa

Posted On: Monday, 8 March 2010 - 14:18

Day 158 – Sun 7 Mar – 14,203km, Kinshasa, DRC

To my great relief, I finally received my DRC visa on my fourth visit to the Embassy on Saturday and have now crossed the vast Congo river ...

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> DRC Delay

Posted On: Friday, 5 March 2010 - 14:53

Day 156 - Fri 5th March - 14167km Brazzaville, Congo

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> Mission accomplished

Posted On: Tuesday, 2 March 2010 - 20:33

Day 153 - Tues 2 Mar - 14,167km, Brazzaville, Congo

In pioneering by bicycle an alternative route from Gabon into the Congo that included 200km of torturous sand and mud tracks, Hans and I were able to avoid the notorious ninja held bandit country...

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> Tropic thunder

Posted On: Tuesday, 2 March 2010 - 13:10

Day 151 - Sun 28 Feb - 14,080km, Mingali, Congo

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> Worst food in Africa

Posted On: Sunday, 28 February 2010 - 12:34

Day 150 - Sat 27 Feb - 13,970km, Boembe, Congo

Congo is putting forward an impressive case for the title of worst food in Africa to date, thanks to locals only eating incredibly bland manioc (steamed cassava in...

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> Chinese takeaway

Posted On: Sunday, 28 February 2010 - 00:41

Day 149 - Fri 26 Feb - 13,829km, Gamboma, Congo

With further overnight rain suggesting that the wet season is well and truly upon us, it was a great relief to return to empty tarmac roads. The obvious Chinese presence along the way including smart new housing, logging, construction sites and even an airport provided a stark contrast to the impoverished rural villages...

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> Stuck in the mud

Posted On: Saturday, 27 February 2010 - 12:26

Day 148 - Thurs 25 Feb - 13,688km, Obouya, Congo

Having waited out yesterday's incredible storms we set out this morning hopeful that the last 50k of sandy road would be passable. Little did we know what lay in store - floods, mud and wet sand like treacle meant that...

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> Sand Pioneers

Posted On: Thursday, 25 February 2010 - 11:06

Day 147 - Wed 24 Feb - 13,642km, Boundji, Congo

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> Crossing into Congo

Posted On: Sunday, 21 February 2010 - 19:04

Day 144 - Sun 21 Feb - 13,479km, Kebala, Gabon/Congo border

With 200km+ of sand trails between me and civilisation in the Congo I thought I best drop a quick text to say I may be out of touch for a while! Despite Gabon's beauty it was becoming incrediably...

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