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Angolan quirks

Some peculiarities, idiosyncrasies, and other observations about Angola: Entering Angola In one of my first posts, I mentioned the convoluted visa application process. And I talked about the anxiety of not receiving son Nathan’s visa until 2 days before we … Continue reading

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Our last day in Lobito

Back in Lobito, we had a day to wash clothes and tend to last desires. Noel, Dina, and I all wanted some African clothes. We can say that they were purchased in Angola, although they were actually made in Ivory … Continue reading

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Visa and yellow fever card in hand!

We depart on our African adventure on August 5th, with long layovers in Boston and London before arriving in Luanda on Saturday the 7th at 4:22 a.m. I expect to feel like a zombie from 2 overnight flights. My son’s … Continue reading

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Hello world!

My trip to Angola in August 2010 promises to be one of nonstop surprises, orientation, disorientation, and reorientation. The last time I was in Angola was in 1966, 5 years into the war for independence from Portugal and still 9 … Continue reading

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