The REPUBLIC of the CONGO 🇨🇬
1st JUNE 2016
Day 57 of ± 189
13 days to get to Angola. →
We rapidly push on into the next country, continuing along the dusty sand copper-colours of the dry road. Gabon already feels like a distant memory — something to be expected as we rush a little to make Angola by the 13th of June, or risk being stranded in no-mans-land. Soon the Congo and the DRC will hold similar feelings inside our memories. Later we see softly pointed hills evenly covered in pale green grasses causing ebbs and flows in the surrounding landscape. As the road draws us forward with bumps and shudders, filling the air with fortunately for us, dry dust, we are visually filled with a land of dry pastel earthen colours, stretching hundreds of clean and unspoilt kilometres in every direction. This is the more commonly well-known and/or popular preconceived imagery of Africa in books and on T.V. — Swathes of my own imaginary Kenya-type grasses are tipped by swaying grass seeds and momentarily flitting glimpses of birds of the brightest oranges, yellows and greens imaginable.
Tomorrow → Day 58: 3rd.June.2016 — COOL, CALM and QUIET
*Check out Jørn and Lukas’ 3 videos created from the first couple of months of videography from the trip down below, before further footage was either lost or stolen:
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