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Piedras Negras

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We trek directly inland from Luanda, and after a long hot day on the road we arrive at Piedras Negras just on sunset. These “black rocks” are a beautiful outcropping of huge stones, seemingly at random.

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Sunset over camp

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The mighty milky way

We again find the perfect wild camp, and I play with star photography late into the night while watching a lightening storm brew far away on the horizon.

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Sunrise

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Dan and Jeep at sunrise

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Signs of the past

Hiking around the whole area in the morning is supremely beautiful and peaceful, and I am stunned there are absolutely no tourists getting around.

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Hiking around

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There is a little town in the middle of the rocks

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Looking down the valley

Not far away we find this tank, another clear sign of Angola’s extremely troubled history.

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We found this abandoned tank in the long grass next to the road. Walking in long grass is not a good idea.

-Dan


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2 Responses

  1. Rich says:

    Looks like a BMP-2

  2. JP says:

    Unbelievable sights. Keep up on sharing.

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