Category: Africa

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Why are companies failing with expats in Angola?

After three years in Angola plus 2 working directly with an Angolan branch I have met many expats in Angola. I have noticed two things about them (us)… 1. Most expats in Angola are very...

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Malanje – Kalandula falls, Musseleje and Pungo Andongo

After the Black Sable National Park fail (but still invaluable experience) we were stoked to go to Kalandula falls and Pungo Andongo, particularly the falls which are sometimes dubbed as the 2nd most impressive of...

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Malanje – Rapids of Kwanza and Black Sables

Malanje is a province in Center North of Angola. Its capital also named Malanje is 421 Km from Luanda. The most famous landmarks are the Kalandula waterfalls, the black stones of Pungo Andongo and the...

Angolan Cuisine – An Expat’s View

One of the things we like the most about traveling and living in different countries is trying new food, new tastes. And in Angola we discovered a whole new world of different tastes and ingredients we...

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What will you learn working in Angola as expat?

We have been wanting to do a recap post about our working experience in Angola for a while now. After almost 5 years working for an Angolan company, first from Portugal (with several visits to Angola)...

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All you need to Know about Malaria

Malaria in Angola is endemic, the leading cause of death, and work/school absenteeism. Angola recorded 2,915 deaths from malaria in the first quarter of this year, compared with 8,000 for the whole of 2015 and...

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Best Beaches in Angola

When you think of great beaches you probably don’t think of Angola. We have never seen an Angolan beach in those internet contests… Well that’s not entirely surprising, Angola is probably one of the least...

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Botswana: Best destination of 2016

Botswana was voted as one of the best places in the world to travel in 2016, and it can easily be explained by the Okavango Delta and the National Chobe park. The highlights of Botswana. Botswana is...

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Kissama National Park – A Safari in Angola

Kissama national park is about 75 km south to Luanda. It’s close enough to easily do a day trip and far enough to be completely outside the city influence. The park entrance is just 2...

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Victoria Falls – A world natural wonder in Africa

After 8 days in nomad’s overland safari, all the way back from Windhoek, we finally arrived to our destination. And what a destination it was… one of the seven wonders of the natural world, Victoria Falls! Named after...

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3 days in Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia

Living in Angola for almost 2 years and not going to Namibia… well that was not going to happen! Unfortunately we only had a few days and needed to confine this trip to Swakopmund and Walvis...

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Safari in Africa

This was an amazing trip, and the first of our 2016 bucket list. How could it be other way? It was full of adrenaline, adventure but at the same time stress free and relaxing. It was a...

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Back to reality

It’s Saturday, 23rd of January, 10 o’clock in Swakopmund! Exactly 2 weeks after the beginning of the journey. It’s time to return… back to reality! Time for a 4 hours drive back to Windhoek and return...

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Oil crash in Angola

2015 was the year of the oil crisis. Oil started depreciating late 2014 and continued during 2015. It went from 100 USD to 50 USD, and then to almost 35 USD. Apparently low oil prices will continue in 2016. Some...

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Do you know what prego sauce is?

The first time we went together to South Africa we did something different: we stayed at a friend’s house instead of a hotel/hostel. We were so well received in our Indians friends. We talked, exchanged...