The road chose me A lifetime of ebb and flow

The view from my "campsite" 0

Luanda

Driving into Luanda is quite the shock. At first the city is a big sprawling slum, with badly broken roads and people living in tin huts surrounded by trash. As soon as I break...

The sheer number of wrecks is staggering 0

Shipwreck Beach

Just to the North of Luanda lies a beach littered with shipwrecks. From what I understand the currents around Luanda are treacherous, and many of these ships were washed ashore here when they pulled...

Back to the beach, my happy place 4

Angola Awaits

In the morning I am first in line at the bank, and after about about $18 USD, I wander back over to Customs to get a Temporary Import Permit for the Jeep, good for...

Changing money on the side of the road 4

Into Angola

It seems that everyone I talk to has a different story about which DRC/Angola border is horrible. There appear to be stories about violence, or road blocks or even having guns pointed at people...

It's not entirely stuck, just stalled on an uphill 4

Across The DRC Day 4

Mist rolls over the small green hills in the early morning, and I thoroughly enjoy going for a walk before sunrise. It’s fantastic to be moving and not pouring sweat for once. Soon enough...

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