The road chose me A lifetime of ebb and flow

The welcoming party 0

Into The DRC

Mercifully the heat and humidity drop overnight, and so I sleep soundly, happy to be less than ten yards from a Policeman. In the morning I share around sugary tea before bidding farewell and...

The green rolling hills of Congo have been staggering. This is South, getting close to DRC 0

Congo Concludes

Lazing about enjoying my beach side paradise one afternoon, Pascal gives me the good news – get to the Angolan embassy as fast as possible. It turns out a one month visa costs the...

Beach side camping, Pointe-Noire 12

Pointe-Noire, Congo

The highway to Pointe-Noire winds it’s way up and over a genuine mountain pass – at times steep enough for 2nd gear in the Jeep. Technically the road is two lanes in each direction,...

Sunset seen from my campsite in Gaps' compound 1

To Dolice

I re-trace my steps North out of Brazzaville, aiming for the new highway that connects the capital to Pointe-Noire on the coast. The new road has only been open for five months, which is...

Filling the Jeep with the extremely expensive gas 8

Brazzaville, Congo

From the minute I drive into Hippocampe, I start asking around for gas. The owner places a huge order for diesel every now and again, and he is pretty sure the company would have...

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