Two year circumnaviagtion of Africa in my 2007 JKUR - The Road Chose Me - Page 16 - JeepForum.com
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post #226 of 231 Old 09-25-2017, 01:38 PM
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I have tried a few things now, but never monkey. That's one of the ways to get ebola - eating monkey and bats.

I recently had a thing that I think is like a little wild pig - but maybe more like a big guinea pig (I didn't get it exactly in French). It was really tasty, and extremely , extremely gamey. The most gamey meat I have ever eaten, and I was into hunting in the Yukon.

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Good to know! I don't mind gamey meat lol


Next question. And this is an important one....Have you tried any local beer and chicken wings?

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Good to know! I don't mind gamey meat lol

Next question. And this is an important one....Have you tried any local beer and chicken wings?
Absolutely yes! I make a point of trying the local beer in every country I go to!
Mostly here in the West they have been thin and light - good for hot weather!

Chicken wings I really have not seen many of... many countries do have BBQ chicken and chips (fries) on the side of the road which I often partake in!

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Good deal!! hell, a lot of the fun in travelling is trying the local food and drink lol My wife and I both like to and have travelled quite a bit. Its mostly tour 'de dine lol


How's the beer so far? mostly Lager'ish I'm guessing?

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Hey All,

The slog across The DRC has started in earnest!
After writing an entry date in my own passport with a pen, I am finally legal in the country!
The walking trail got interesting in a few places, and I just about tore one of the fenders right off.



Read more here: http://theroadchoseme.com/across-the-drc-day-1

The scenery here in the DRC is absolutely stunning - completely unexpected!


Also, I finally found the "highway" that runs East/West across the country, more-or-less following the mighty Congo River.
I am heading East, aiming for a ferry to make the crossing.


Read more here: http://theroadchoseme.com/across-the-drc-day-2

The DRC is like nowhere I have ever been before!

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The DRC continues to impress and continues to be a mud slog!

I arrive in the extremely famous Luozi looking to cross the ferry, though not before the nastiest "warlord" Policeman of the journey has his say!


Read that story here: http://theroadchoseme.com/across-the-drc-day-3-luozi

After finally getting away from him, I make my way to the mighty Congo river, and cross on the most ramshackle ferry of my life!
This is the kind of adventure I will never forget as long as I live.



Read more and more photos of the crossing here: http://theroadchoseme.com/luozi-ferry-the-congo-river

Of course, the mud continues on the other side!


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Hey All,

The slog across the DRC continued, with - of course - more mud.

The starter was broken on this truck, and we tried the winch. It didn't stand a chance, so we couldn't help.
The guys were extremely thankful, and resumed waiting in the shade of a tree.


These are the kind of villages near the road:


Full story here: http://theroadchoseme.com/across-the-drc-day-4

And after a solid bribery attempt and and stand off, I reach the border of Angola.
Mad Max was close, but got something seriously wrong. The amount of trash on the ground. Imagine it at least 2 feet deep, absolutely everywhere you can see.
Hundreds of people streaming across the border, scorching heat and humidity.
To top it all off, a guy walked right past with a full-sized fridge on his head!


More on the crossing here: http://theroadchoseme.com/into-angola

The DRC has been an adventure I will never forget, now it's time for Angola!

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