Tag Archives: Luanda

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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Drive-By Luanda

First proper post of the New Year and we’re staying with the photography theme. In Johannesburg last week I bought myself a Fujifilm Finepix X100. I’d been coveting this little beauty for weeks, and during our New Year’s trip to … Continue reading

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Two Moving Dining Experiences

I like to eat out. So do lots of other people. With so many places to choose from, what kind of new tactics can restaurateurs employ to make their own establishment stand out? One interesting approach is to switch attention … 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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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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The Hitcher

How was your Christmas? I spent mine gaining weight, mostly. First full day back in Luanda today and the children are enjoying a brief spell of warm weather before returning to the UK next year/month/week. My other main activity over … Continue reading

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