Photos of Brazzaville:
Kinshasa over the Congo River taken from Brazzaville.
This was the first place where I have seen real distinctive battle scars. If you look closely at this building you can see all the bullet holes. There were buildings like this all over the capital city but heavily around the city center. One of the most disturbing areas was around the train station where they had fences made of 3/4 inch square piping set about every eight inches. There were so many holes in that fencing that you could hardly imagine how many bullets must have been flying and how many bullets went through. A better visual would be power lines being all shot up, if a lot hit the this wire, think how many went around it. There were also many mortar holes throughout the buildings. Pretty sketchy stuff and this went on in Kinshasa only a month ago.
This is as we were getting ready to leave. As you can see in the seat in front of me that you can get unlucky and end up with a big black man on your lap. Actually, I’m not going to complain as a big black man probably prevented me from getting killed by those coward “Ninja” bastards.
12 kilometers outside one of the main stops. It really sucked for those that just got on. Another five hours wasted. This is also where the sniffles and sneezing came. Wouldn’t you have guessed allergies.
My favorite area in all of the Congo. It was about five hours before Pointe-Noire. The area is mountainous, covered in jungle, and had rivers and falls all over the place. It reminded me of Dominica. What made it really special was that the rivers ran clear which was very different than the other rivers of the Congo. Fresh pure water.
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