Emilio in Congo (DRC)

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Welcome to my blog!

My name is Emilio. This blog has no structure or particular objective. I share stuff about my life, my experiences. I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Golfing in Lubumbashi

The Democratic Republic of Congo. Wars. Corruption. Power problems. Crazy traffic. Water scarcity. Poverty.
But there are also other things: generous, kind and helpful people, music, art, culture, nature, history and so many more beautiful things that are often overlooked.
One of them will surprise you.
It is the Lubumbashi golf course.

Why do I write?

Why do I write? I don’t know. I guess I like it. Getting those thoughts on paper. Sharing ideas. Sharing thoughts. Trying to make sense of my life. Trying to write down messy ideas.

Terrasse La Côte Ouest – Lubumbashi

Vous voulez prendre un verre en bord de lac à Lubumbashi? De la musique pas trop forte? Un peu de sons old school congolais comme OK Jazz ou […]

Recette: Poulet à la moambe à la Tabuku

Recette Poulet Moambe. Le poulet moambe (portugais : moamba de galinha) est un plat de poulet salé populaire en Afrique centrale et considéré comme le plat national de l’Angola. Le plat lui-même est fait en combinant du poulet, des épices et du beurre de palme pour créer une consistance semblable à un ragoût. Un certain nombre de variations locales ou régionales existent à travers le Congo et l’Afrique centrale ; le plat est également connu en dehors du continent. 

Why I left the “West”

I wanted to leave the west so much that I left Canada even before properly finishing my studies. Don’t worry, I finished remotely!

It’s not that I didn’t like it. I enjoyed my studies, my friends and generally liked my life over there. But I wasn’t happy. Or rather, I wasn’t satisfied. I was bored. I disliked the streets, the people (not all!), the lack of urgency and the passivity

“Where are you from?”

This question gets asked a lot when I meet someone new. I have many versions of the answer depending on the person asking, my mood or the immediate […]

Landing at Kinshasa airport, an experience

Landing at the Kinshasa airport, an experience

I landed in the Kinshasa International or Ndjili airport at 10pm on a Turkish airlines flight on a Sunday night.
This is what you can expect.

Sketches

Sketches from 2021

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