DAYS 126 – 133: ANGOLA

Angola is still recovering from over two decades of civil war. As you travel south through the many small villages and communities – local people – especially children may never have seen a foreigner before. The roads are at first extremely rough and slow going (especially if it has been raining). Military tanks litter the side of many roads in places. The country is slowly rebuilding its infrastructure and basic needs – with the capital of Luanda showing full sign of this slow progression.

Luanda, Angola, at night

As Portuguese is the preferred language and hardly anyone you encounter will speak English, a lot of humorous improvisations with hands, face and voice are usually needed by all of us. After the southern town of Lubango you head to the Namibian border for the next instalment of your trans-Africa overland adventure.

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