30 décembre 2007
What would be Goma without its infamous parties?? That's one thing we shall really miss. (though we're not too worried about the level of partying in Lebanon...) Jeremie is the DJ here, but his favourite wife is just about to take over!
28 décembre 2007
We are on our way out of Africa. Time for us to pack all our stuff, organise moving house, and say bye to all friends and colleagues. From left to right, Jeremie's colleagues: Mukendi, Francoise, and Jean Marie.
26 décembre 2007
On Sundays, one can watch basketball in Goma. There are many teams playing and it's serious stuff. The top two teams will go to Kinshasa to participate to the nation cup. Two of my staff are playing basketball. But not in the same team. Jeremie and I went to see Daddy playing (team in Green). Whilst Dario shall comment the whole game for us. With the names of every player, their nickname, and so on. The Yellows (sorry I forgot the names of the teams...) are way better than Daddy's Greens. Nice moves though, and... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2007
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17 décembre 2007
There's a concert tonight at Nono's. A band playing some classic congolese tunes. Nono joked several times that Jeremie should go on stage and sing. After some insistence, Jeremie whispers at the guitarist ears, and here we go for some classic Rock 'n roll stuff. The whole thing in total improvisation. Jeremie never met the band before, and they do not usually play this kind of songs. The British guitarist is keen on the challenge though, and the pair start leading the show. Nono believes it will be a one song hit.... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2007
What does one drink in Goma? Usual suspects include wine and the 'traditional' vodka orange or vodka red bull. We're keen for a change really. Let's then extend somehow our drink list. Let me introduce you with Jeremie's favourite new toys: a shaker, cocktail book, and countless bottles of spirit. Don't ask me what he prepares. Some kind of lemon preparation apparently. Almost scientifc doses... Preparing some ice... And here is the result. Delicious really!
13 décembre 2007
Hey, today let's enjoy the lake! A kayak fanatic (yes, he comes from Scandinavia...) lends us his superb toy. The lake is quiet today, just perfect for a ride along the coast. Needless to say Congolese children are stunned with the scenery and encourage us. It's not that often one sees a kayak in that part of the world. Those muzungu definitely are a bit weird...
11 décembre 2007
A very sad news awaits us as we come back home. Kivu - our 3 months old cat - has died during our absence. Needless to say we are very affected.
09 décembre 2007
. We spend 1 hour packing the whole stuff (even with Rita’s super-fast packing skills). Jeremie has a hair cut (the places to go are all scattered around Phsar Thmei). We could not finish this trip without buying some more CDs and DVDs. By far, the best place in Cambodia to buy the stuff is at Sorya mall, last floor. The DVD boxes are fantastic good value, and way cheaper than in Russian Market. We check out late from our hotel and pick a taxi to the airport (the trip takes around 20 mns). We take our DragonAir flight to... [Lire la suite]