Rally - Blog
Mar 13, 2011

Still in Brazzaville


Category:Budapest - Bamako
Face-book entry "Merlinda's Crazy African Adventure" : -

Made it to Brazzaville - 3 days 300km. No clutch, no hi 4x4, CV-joint got pms, petrol leak from tank.... you name it, it happened. WONDERFULL people in Braza Frank & Caroline took me in. Car fixed!! Thursday I was off to the port to take the ferry to Kinshasa. Well, well, well; after a lot of discussion over money I got the green light from port officials that I could load the car onto the barge. Problem: the river is to low to drive on, so Buffelina got her "wings" She was lifted by crane onto the ferry. It was 11:00 and I was exited to make it to Kinshasa before dark. THAT my friend was 4 days ago. I'm still in Brazza, stuck on a ferry. The German couple stuck with me on the ferry, they are there from last Saturday. They promise us tomorrow.......

I was not able to get my Angola visa from the very friendly staff at the Angola embassy. I can apparently get it at the border before entering. Heard a lot of stories - it can be issue in 1 hour or can take 7 days. If I'm not home for X-Mas, please leave the presents under the tree........

Had a stunning day on the Congo river with Frank and Caroline with there boat. Went to a island in the middle of the river for a picnic - and had a SWIM in the Congo River. That is a big one I can tick of the 'to do list'

Tune in to Radio Brazzaville tomorrow the same time...........