Category: Angola

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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...

Working in Angola 0

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)...

All you need to Know about Malaria 0

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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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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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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Ten More Things about Angola

After the huge success of the previous post (thank you for all the kind words 🙂 ) we decided to make a follow-up post about another 10 things about Angola & the Angolan. Again, these...

Living in Angola 5

What have I learned LIVING in Angola

After almost 3 years of living in Angola, I think it’s time to look back a little and think about everything I have learned while an expat in Africa. Living in such a different and exotic...

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Most expensive city in the world

Have you ever questioned yourself: where is the most expensive place to live in? Where does 1 USD buys you less things…? If you did but never actually tried to search or read about it before you will...

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Ten things you should know about Angola

There are certain things you should know about Angola, some are funny others are just different or weird. Every country has its own characteristics that turns it unique, and sometimes only the people who live in the country understand them,...

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Roadtrip to Benguela

In April 2015, we decided to seek a true Angolan Adventure, so in Easter break we went from Luanda to Benguela by car. It’s just 591 km not that far,a piece of cake we thought, well not...