Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Back in Angola


Praia Morena, Benguela

Oh, Angola. I returned today and immediately have a headache. Coinicidence? I blame it on Luanda. It is oppressively hot and my cell phone refuses to work. Sigh.

Jo'burg was a nice place to visit. I shopped quite a bit and found things to make me happy in Lobito, like a corkscrew and cous-cous. I wish I could say I went on wonderful outings and discovered the spirit of South Africa, but I pretty much stuck to the hotel in my two free days. I was just so exhausted from a week of meetings and travel that the air-conditioned room and hot showers were enough to make it a nice trip.

I'll be glad to get back to Lobito, especially to my new apartment which I spent all of one weekend in before leaving. Of course, I will only get to spend one and a half weeks in it before I leave for Zambia for another regional meeting.

2 comments:

Scottish Missy said...

Isn't it odd the things one misses when abroad and the joy in finding the familiar?!

Regular Cheerios and plastic bags with the little zippers are impossible to find here, and so a care package stuffed with them is as good as gold (well, almost).

And when I'm really desperate I can head over to Lupe Pintos to pick up Tex-Mex/Mexican/Carribean/S. American foods like proper torillias and taco spice and monteray jack cheese. Which is where I'm off to now...

Adios for now
Kate

sir_chancelot said...

Sounds like you are getting a lot of free travel with your new position! That is really cool (and the best way to go). I wonder what Zambia will be like. I read that it is somewhat of a travel destination now, if you are willing to rough it a bit.
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