Botanical Garden · Garden · Kinshasa · thoughts

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

Congo · history · Kinshasa · thoughts

A short summary of my family’s history in Congo

Everyone calls me Emilio but my full name is Khalid Emilio. It’s Khalid because I’m of Indian descent and also Nicaraguan on my mother’s side. My father, Karim, is an Ismaili and his father (my grandfather), Sultan, came to the Belgian Congo in the 1950s with his brothers Badhur and Sadru. They were among the… Continue reading A short summary of my family’s history in Congo

Congo · Gombe · Kinshasa · photos · thoughts

Random photos of rain, plants, flowers and an apple pie

Here’s a bunch of pretty pics 😂 Drops on a bud Budding yellow flower Mint 🍃 Rain 🌧 drops on a yellow flower 🌸 Drops 💧 from a gutter Deflated flamingo and her baby Feathers of an African Grey parrot 🦜 Apple 🍏 pie 🥧 and cream 🥛 Plants after a rain Moringa plant leafs… Continue reading Random photos of rain, plants, flowers and an apple pie

Congo · driving · Gombe · Motorcycle · thoughts

Motorcycle adventures in Kinshasa

Today I got stopped by the Police while on my motorcycle. They had no uniforms. Motorcycle ride on the main boulevard (Boulevard du 30 Juin) 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… Continue reading Motorcycle adventures in Kinshasa

Music

Electro from D. R. Congo, France, Belgium and Canada!

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!