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Welcome! This is another blog! There are ideas and stories of my life in the DRC and elsewhere. There is no particular objective. Just to share and express myself on the World Wide Web in a space that I call my own – photography, music, travel, ideas, experiences, information and anything else. I’m a Canadian, Indian, Nicaraguan, French and Spanish speaking Congolese of sorts. Enjoy your visit 🙂

Kinshasa botanical garden

I went to check out the botanical gardens of Kinshasa (Jardin Botanique de Kinshasa) (Google Maps link) today. It is one of the only remaining green spaces in Kinshasa. Some parts were well maintained but others seemed in need of care and a thorough clean-up. I’m guessing the place, run by the ICCN or government… Continue reading Kinshasa botanical garden

Childhood memories in Congo

Here are some childhood memories from the 90s I still remember that I’m sure many others can relate to and that I hope I’ll never forget.

A real commute in Kinshasa

Maybe you wake up at 6am, have a shower, a coffee, a quick toast and a banana, then you get in your car for 10 to 20 minutes to get to the office. Your commute can arguably be considered as “pleasant” and “straightforward”.

A quiet Saturday

There are a lot fewer cars today somehow. I don’t hear the mad traffic, the loud honking or the “wewas” zipping around.

“Wewas” are motorcycle taxis. The word is in Tshiluba which is a language spoken in the Kasai ex-provinces of the DRC.

A day in Johannesburg and Pretoria

I drove around on a Monday to three popular sites: Zoo lake in Rosebank, the Union buildings and the Voortrekker monument in Pretoria. All of them were eerily quiet. I took these pictures.

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