I tried two different providers in the 2 months I’ve been here, and they both sucked for different reasons. One had was so new and unpopular I could never get credit recharges from street vendors, and the other one was too expensive, so I ended up going with the same provider that everyone in my… Continue reading Congostyle phone activation
I was walking by the other day, on the same stretch of road where I took the picture of the goats and saw this gorgeous arrangement: a set of trash cans, metal barrels welded onto a metal post at various angles in primary colors on a background of a cement staircase that looks like… Continue reading congostyle garbage cans
Every country has a Pep Boys. It’s a one-stop automotive supply store when you run in to get windshield wipers, headlight bulbs, tchotchkes for your dashboard, floor mats. Franck, who I mentioned earlier, needed new windshield wipers before the rainy season started in earnest so while we were stopped to buy sand, he called over… Continue reading congostyle pep boys
sturdier than it looks.
One of the things I have most enjoyed in my new job as “consultant administrative engineer” (I just made that up) of the The Stars International School of Pointe-Noire has been getting to know names of students who have attended the school throughout its 11 years of existence.
I’m finally back in Congo after a one year absence and finding the place eventful, fun, full of opportunities for hard work, rife with entertaining stories and frustrating as ever with daily black-outs.