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Photography

Photos again – March 2021 – Kisantu, Matadi, Muanda

More DRC photos taken on the road between Kinshasa, Matadi, Kisantu, Muanda in March and April 2021. Enjoy 🙂 On the road between Kinshasa and Muanda, there are trucks, motorbikes, customs officials, police, toll gates. There isn’t much harassment if you’re lucky and don’t upset anyone… Motorbikes on the road Hills on the way to… Continue reading Photos again – March 2021 – Kisantu, Matadi, Muanda

More photos of Kinshasa during Covid

More photos of Kinshasa during the curfew/Covid… Things haven’t changed much. Just masks, get home before 9pm. Parties start earlier now. Bars and restaurants are changing their hours. No one wants to sit at home.

Golf

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.

Nicaragua

Pictures in Nicaragua again 2 – Gran Pacifica, Leon, Granada

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

Nicaragua

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

South Africa

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.

Restaurants and guides to the DRC

A list of NGOs and other organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo

There are thousands of non-profits, for-profits, non-governmental organizations, foreign and national programs to help the DRC out of poverty, to end wars, to stop malnutrition or to end corruption (among many other projects). Here is a non-exhaustive list of various NGOs and for-profit projects that are or have done significant work in the country (alphabetically).

Music

About me

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.

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