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> Decision time

Friday, 12 March 2010 - 21:05

Day 163 – Fri 12 Mar – 14,203km, Kinshasa, DRC

As anticipated, after 7 hours of waiting today, I was issued with a 5-day transit visa for Angola, which means it’s time to make some big decisions – to take on a high risk unknown route through the DRC or face the bureaucratic nightmare and expense of negotiating Angola on a woefully inadequate visa ???

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Decision


No advice from down under - just heaps of good will to keep you safe and sound from your Kiwi cuzzies

Angola


Hi bro

I'd also like to see you try Angola, a friend of Faye's Seb lived there for years and he said patience goes a long way there, so have hope!

LOL

S xx

Decision


Hi Rob,

Sounds like a tough decision. Just a couple of thoughts that might help... Your options seem to be:

DRC: Very hard cycling, going off your planned route and possibly dangerous. Also, you can't predict what expenses/delays will come up

Angola: A short visa. It will probably be much easier to extend your visa once you're in Angola, although this might involve delays and paperwork.

I hope you go for Angola!

Best of luck

Ben

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