Category Archives: 05 Gabon

Equator Hokey Cokey

Back on the road, we were getting a little fed up with peremptoriness of Gabonese gendarmes. How they love their whistles… Nine times out of ten, they begin by ignoring you, but quickly thaw to amenable, chatty even. There must … Continue reading

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A Shadow Across the Sun

The day we arrived in Libreville, there was an eclipse of the sun. A ‘hybrid solar eclipse’ nogal. Gabon was on the line of greatest eclipse and coverage was 98%. Luckily, we’d decided to go for a walk to stretch … Continue reading

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“Everyone has his Lambaréné”

Lambaréné is as beautiful as I’d imagined. The sound of it rolling off the tongue was as tantalising as the lush green river town described in our Lonely Planet Africa guidebook and I’d been looking forward to it. As we … Continue reading

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