Congo DRC:

More Aerial Views

1 September 2011 | Transport

◄ There have been some great ‘views out the window’ this year and flying to Belfast a couple of weekends ago certainly provided a few. Like this view of the Isle of Man, half way between Ireland and England. You can just about imagine where the TT motorcycle track goe...

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Dictator Style – Gaddafi & Others

26 August 2011 | Culture

◄ When I rewrote the intro to Bad Lands for a recent reprint I noted that nothing much had changed, Fidel in Cuba, Kim Jong-il in North Korea, a mess in Iraq, no driving licences for women in Saudi Arabia, the generals in Burma, everywhere you looked it was no change....

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Congo Bicycles

24 July 2011 | Transport

I spent several weeks kicking around the two Congos with stops in Lubumbashi, Kinshasa, Kisangani and Goma in Congo DRC and a sidetrip to Brazzaville in Congo Republic. And then I went on to Rwanda to finish my trip. Along the way I also got a great view of Kilimanjar...

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Rwanda

19 July 2011 | Places

My recent central African trip kicked off at Lubumbashi in Congo DRC, continued on to the capital Kinshasa, jumped across the mighty Congo River to Brazzaville in the Congo Republic, then headed upriver to Kisangani, the town on the ‘bend in the river’. Finally I cont...

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Kilimanjaro Magic

13 July 2011 | Living

▲ Sometimes you look out the window and the view is magic. Like the morning a couple of weeks ago when I flew with Kenya Airways from Nairobi to Lubumbashi in Congo DRC. Soon after departing Nairobi there, off to the west was Kilimanjaro just poking up above the clo...

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