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    Default Trip report: crossing the DRC by public transport

    My wife and I just spent 2 months crossing the DRC by public transport. For those who are interested in what the Congo is like at the moment, here's our blog:

    https://travelwallahs.blogspot.com/2...r-mission.html

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    Thank you so much Dave. What a fantastic account of a really intrepid journey through the DRC on public transport. This in the face of Covid too. I must come and visit you people at Mbulungulu, (on the Wild Coast), just "down the road from us" in East London. Many years ago we used to camp there.

    To potential readers, perhaps begin reading with the Zambian and African section of the blog. I particularly enjoyed the blog's very realistic and down to earth approach to the difficulties and circumstances.

    A HIGHLY RECCOMENDED read! Waiting for the further episodes.
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    Default Re: Trip report: crossing the DRC by public transport

    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    Thank you so much Dave. What a fantastic account of a really intrepid journey through the DRC on public transport. This in the face of Covid too. I must come and visit you people at Mbulungulu, (on the Wild Coast), just "down the road from us" in East London. Many years ago we used to camp there.

    To potential readers, perhaps begin reading with the Zambian and African section of the blog. I particularly enjoyed the blog's very realistic and down to earth approach to the difficulties and circumstances.

    A HIGHLY RECCOMENDED read! Waiting for the further episodes.
    Thanks Stan, I'm glad you enjoyed it. And yes do please visit Bulungula 😀

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    Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! Please keep writing more about your intrepid journey. You write so well.

    Asante sana.

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    Default Re: Trip report: crossing the DRC by public transport

    Really fantastic, thank you so much for sharing. That is some proper traveling! There are so few reports from the DRC, it is great to see yours, and I really appreciate your observations on culture, potential, and how life works in the remote places you have visited. I also loved the boat trip in Zambia, a good adventure.

    Also very interesting to hear and contemplate the covid-19 precautions or attitudes you encountered. There aren't many travelers posting reports (I suppose because there aren't many travelers right now), but I have been pretty surprised that of the few that are posting videos or reports there has been ZERO observations on covid. Such a unique time to be traveling it almost seems like there is a responsibility to record what you see (not trying to add work for you!). I very much liked this column by Paul Theroux on observing such times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/t...smid=url-share

    Thanks again, good luck on your travels!
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    Excellent! Thanks for posting.

    Lots of reminders of my two years in the (Republic of) Congo - quite different in many ways, but so many similarities!

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    Simply, thank you for sharing such a wonderful and brave journey. Eagerly waiting for the future installments of your African moves.

    Please do keep safe.

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    Thank you Travel Wallahs for your amazing blog. You are truly brave to undertake this journey and I look forward to each episode. Your journeys are inspiring and I particularly enjoy your interactions and connections with the people of this beautiful continent.
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    I hope those interested in Dave and Rejane’s wonderful and intrepid adventure have noticed that there is another blog entry. It is so beautifully written.

    Congratulations, Dave and Rejane. I take my hat off to you.

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    Well spotted, thanks for the tip-off.
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    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...e16?highlight= from post 315.

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    Thanks Wazungu, we're glad you enjoyed it. We're a bit behind on the blogging - greetings from Sierra Leone! 😃

    Quote Originally Posted by Wazungu Wawili View Post
    I hope those interested in Dave and Rejane’s wonderful and intrepid adventure have noticed that there is another blog entry. It is so beautifully written.

    Congratulations, Dave and Rejane. I take my hat off to you.

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    Really wonderful writing. Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martin View Post
    Thanks Stan, I'm glad you enjoyed it. And yes do please visit Bulungula 😀
    I visited years ago with a few friends. We have traveled extensively up and down the Kei coast, and Bulugula was by far the best little spot we found, as well as xhora mouth.

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    Dave and Rejane have updated from Ghana. They write so well.

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    Default Re: Trip report: crossing the DRC by public transport

    Hi everyone, we just posted our blog on traveling around Liberia (I also posted a new thread in theWest Africa forum):

    https://travelwallahs.blogspot.com/2...r-love-of.html

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