Crossing the mighty Congo river





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    The guides hand sigal lefts and rights and – most frequently – slow! Deadslow! The brakes squeek as we very gradually make our way down the hill. I brake too much and the engine stalls. No problem. I start again, release the clutch and brake, and brake some more. I hear Steven’s “Oh, my god!”, and “Madness!” holding on to the rear ladder and trying to shoot some video at the same time. He will later tell me that he and Stergios were ready to jump off the car at the scariest moments. I know that I can remain very calm in a situation like this. There’s a slightly faster heartbeat, just enough to get some extra blood to the brains, no sweat, no panic. I mean I can tremble like a twig in an autumn storm when it’s over, but not during the action itself. Must be instinctive, from the time that we were hunter-gatherers roaming the savannahs thousands of years ago. Anyway, I divert.

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    Sounds exciting, but, where is the river ?
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    Take my hat off to you, just read your trip report, a real adventure in darkest Africa, awesome. Well done
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    Bump,
    this guy is doing one hell of an overland trip
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    Great report, thanks.
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    Definitely an adventure of impression, great writing style and good entertainment.
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    I am proud to announce that the ebook of my Travels with Thimba is now available in

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