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Flies in the jungle

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  The road to Gabon from Congo is very rough. A road is being contructed to connect the two countries, and the huge trucks used in the work are leaving deep trenches in the sand. These trenches were deep enough…

They came, they saw, they were conquered!

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  Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th May 2012. Lekoni Canyon. Rolling sandy green hills followed us out of Franceville. We had to get our passports and carnet stamped out of Gabon, even though we didn’t’ plan to enter the Congo…

Roadside Stops

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Saturday 26th to Monday 28th May 2012. Lope, Franceville. As soon as we woke the next morning we wrapped in our towels and padded down to the creek for a last dip in the refreshing gurgle. It felt such a…

DRC visas in the bag!

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Friday 25th May 2012. Libreville. In Libreville we had a little time to kill before returning to the DRC embassy at 1pm so we stopped at the huge Geant Cekado Supermarket to stock up on supplies. We were all mesmerised…

Reverence for Life

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Wednesday 23rd to Thursday 24th May 2012. Lambarene. The next morning Luke and I woke to the most peculiar rocking of the car. We couldn’t see anything outside the windows and couldn’t hear Dad or Dan anywhere nearby. We started…

Gabon-Bon

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Sweet, sweet Gabon, how we loved your roads: smooth, new and awesome! Gabon was one huge surprise for us. Reading other travellers accounts of this place did not paint it in a favourable light. Unfriendly people, especially if you couldn’t…