Tag: Gombe

  • Traveling out of the DRC

    Traveling out of the DRC

    What it feels like to leave the DRC

  • The Democratic Republic of Gombe

    The Democratic Republic of Gombe

    As you may well know, the upmarket borough of Gombe is not like the rest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Locals cheekily call it the Democratic Republic of Gombe It is only in this tiny part of a country the size of Europe that you can think it is a “normal” city or…

  • Vendredi 12 novembre 2021

    Vendredi 12 novembre 2021

    Une chaleur étouffante et écrasante ce vendredi 12 novembre 2021. Les voitures s’entassent sur les rues, sur les chaussées et sur les trottoirs. Tu essayes de passer avec la tienne mais laisse tomber. La chaleur est encore plus suffocante pour ceux dans les ketchs (petits taxis à 4 places avec des volants du mauvais côté,…

  • Motorcycle adventures in Kinshasa

    Motorcycle adventures in Kinshasa

    Today I got stopped by the Police while on my motorcycle. They had no uniforms. The supposed cop walked up to my motorcycle and just removed the keys. Motorcycles are not allowed in Gombe apparently but they’re everywhere. I am one of the few with a motorcycle with a number plate, insurance and permits to…

  • Driving from Gombe to Limete

    Driving from Gombe to Limete

    A description of a typical drive through Kinshasa

  • A walk around Gombe

    I went for a walk🚶‍♂️ today. Gombe before sunset is a chaos of speeding cars. Police and random people standing outside properties staring at the silly white guy walking around with his earphones. “On fait tâche” The streets are clean enough. Sidewalks are littered with plastics. Public spaces aren’t cleaned. People waiting for buses. Some…

  • More photos of Kinshasa during Covid

    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.

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