Category Archives: 02 Angola

A little loopy in Luanda

(In best Jesse from the Fast Show voice:) ‘This week we have been mostly driving.’ Benguela and Lobito were exciting cities to drive through, vibrant with super cool dudes on scooters and beautiful girls with Rihanna-red weaves. I wish I’d … Continue reading

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Tomatoes from heaven; nuts from hell

We were all very sad to leave Blessings. If we didn’t have a DRC visa deadline hanging over our head, we’d have been quite happy to stay another week. After a morning of Monkey Madness – the game evolved to … Continue reading

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Blessings

Every mother delights to wake pre-dawn to the sound of her child throwing up copiously in their bed. I was across the truck thrusting a saucepan across the sleeping bag before I was even properly awake. We had to get … Continue reading

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Just breathe, just be

On Sunday, after the ‘Desvio’, we got back on the highway and hit our first police roadblock. Hugo from PUMANGOL had told us exactly what to do. We flourished loads of photocopies in response to various demands and absolutely positively … Continue reading

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How the Good Luck Fairy got legless

Of all the petrol stations in all of Angola, we were lucky enough to stumble into Hugo’s. Still in shock from the sudden death of Mark’s Mum, we were looking for water. We had neglected to top up our tanks … Continue reading

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This one’s for Joy

Monday morning, Sampson’s brother said their Mum, Joy, had rallied a little after a blood transfusion, so we were just praying for a little time to get across the border and make a plan. We were at M + Z … Continue reading

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