Tag Archives: Angola

Gimme a “Zac”!

Life can be tough for a Diplomatic Spouse, particularly when you’re a lazy Englishman who can’t be bothered to learn the local language. It’s enough of a challenge for me to explain to my driver Dino that I want to … Continue reading

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Getting back into photography

You may have noticed (you probably haven’t) that once again I have been completely rubbish at updating the blog. This has been due to a bit of a crisis of direction: finding it difficult to set aside time to really … Continue reading

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Somewhere, Anyone?

My friend Keith and I were both wifeless last weekend, so we decided to go to the cinema at Belas Shopping in Luanda Sul. Their website is not always helpful, and always in Portuguese, so you can only get an … Continue reading

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Back Down to Earth With a Bump

In the last two and a bit weeks I have enjoyed the clear mountain air of Utah (including a motorcycling weekend), been carried along the wave of glamour and spectacle that is the Las Vegas Strip, and spent two days … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Street

Torrential rain yesterday caused such bad traffic congestion that Dino and I had to divert to an inferior (if that’s possible) but nearer supermarket. I had my Flip camera with me again, and on the way home the rain had … Continue reading

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Broken, But On The Mend

Luanda is a city still broken in many ways by years of war, but it’s also busy trying to mend itself. While this is probably evident internally too — in business and bureaucratic affairs — I’m going to stick to … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Having spent a lovely Christmas in London with the children we brought them back out with us to Luanda for New Year’s, and the two-day tour we took on Jan 3&4 was the perfect outing for my favourite Christmas present: … Continue reading

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