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
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 environment. I can't seem to answer the same thing every time. Why is this question important in the first place? Why is it asked? Is my accent… Continue reading “Where are you from?”
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 from 2021 Self portraitGuitar FistPaperChili sauceBabyBabyRandom superheroRandom faceMy handLady on phoneSurgical maskPrisms and shadesPlant against wallBedsheets
On quitte un pays, pour rejoindre un autre Poésie sur le départ
Hey! Welcome to another wonderful post of mine! I’ll go through a few insights or information about the holiday resort Gran Pacifica and some pictures of the Cathedral in Leon and the islands of Granada. Gran Pacifica is a golf and beach resort with a beach front with houses and apartments for sale and for… Continue reading Pictures in Nicaragua again 2 – Gran Pacifica, Leon, Granada
Pictures from various visits around Managua, San Juan Del Sur and Jinotega. Enjoy and leave a comment 🙂 Thanks!
I live in Kinshasa but sometimes I leave it. For example, I have now made it to Nicaragua, where I am from on my mother's side. The trip was long but worthwhile. I am able to see family members I had not seen in many years including my grand mother. I forget sometimes how beautiful… Continue reading Nicaragua
Did you know that Canadians and Congolese love music and are collaborating to make great stuff? Moonshine.mu If not, please check out this group Moonshine.mu and DJ P2n (Instagram pages) and read the interview : https://www.magazinesocan.ca/features/moonshine-la-lune-de-miel-continue/ https://youtu.be/UKQwnEO3RL8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGxBDptPcTM&ab_channel=Moonshine https://www.instagram.com/p/CPa5UUyH5fd/ Check out Felix Noe as well! The cook of Moonshine.mu (whatever that means!) https://www.instagram.com/p/CP8Qh5KnfbA/ DJ P2N… Continue reading Electro from D. R. Congo, France, Belgium and Canada!
Lake on golf courseKin at night, view from Chacha barSunsetFairwayTee offSunsetView of Gombe from Chacha barPalm treeRiver and sunsetTchatchi boulevardView from Mon Begin terrasse Muanda beachMuanda beach Taken in 2021
Sorry. It seems that’s what most people want to see 🙂 I’ve got to give the people what they want 🙂 This is also the river loop!
People only want sunset pictures 🙂 The Kinshasa river loop is a popular spot to park and chill, to walk, to skateboard, to rollerblade, to run, to blast music, to play football (soccer). You bump into everyone 🙂
Maybe this is a rant. In Congo, everything, or should I say, most things, take time, or should I say, take more time than they should! A quick trip to the supermarket? Not really. Sit in silly traffic. Maybe a cop pulls you over. Maybe the card machine doesn’t work. Maybe they don’t have what… Continue reading Everything takes time in Congo (DR)
Luki Biosphere, seen from a view point near the base camp. Last weekend, with some friends, L and T, we went to a rainforest biosphere or reserve called Luki near Boma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We drove from Kinshasa on Saturday morning. We arrived at around 8pm in Mangala/Luki after several calls to… Continue reading Luki rainforest biosphere near Boma
Traffic in Kinshasa is horrible Most of the time you will spend anywhere from 1 to 4 hours in traffic, sometimes, to do 1 km, sometimes to do 100 km. You never know. Motorcycles are the only way to be sure to be early, or dead, at your destination. Everyone fights for an inch. Courtesy… Continue reading Mad traffic
I discovered Zamrock today! So amazing! Thank you to the YouTube algorithm! From Wikipedia : "Zamrock is a musical genre that emerged in the 1970s in Zambia. It is described as a combination of traditional African music with psychedelic rock, garage rock, hard rock, blues and funk some artists also pulled from acid rock, heavy… Continue reading Zamrock and Sahara blues
C’est calme aujourd’hui On est dimanche On est à l’église On est à la maison On se repose Kimiya, la paix en lingala On attend, sans précipitation, le chaos du lundi Des embouteillages, les klaxons, les wewas, ou motos taxi en Tshiluba La chaleur n’est pas encore étouffante C'est le matin 8 heure, les rues… Continue reading Kinshasa
Kinshasa golf course Golf course Golf course River loop River loop River loop View from overpass/saut-de-mouton Libération/24 novembre Planète J, Socimat, goat meat and beer restaurant
Pictures of Kinshasa by night. The 24 Novembre or Liberation boulevard. Seen from a rooftop. Enjoy! 🙂