There are a few taxi drivers known and trustworthy in Kinshasa. I am going to start by writing about Fredy. Fredy is has a grey old Toyota and drives on the right. He is serious, responsible and punctual. He charges 5$ ride (30 mins) and 10$ (1h). He picks up people and drives them to … More Monsieur Fredy, trustworthy taxi driver!
Talking about buying wax pagnes is one important thing. But talking about who will sew or mend your chosen pagnes to create nice stuff is MANDATORY! I made a post about how well Papa Laurent made my curtains. Apparently, he can also make dresses. Nevertheless, I personally find myself more comfortable doing this things with … More Maman Betty sews and mends my clothes
I like to talk, (and listen)… and sometimes, this personal skill helps me discover things and places that I could have never imagined! I went to pick up my child to the kinder garden last week and by some strange chance, I met another father whose name was Henri Kalama Akulez. We had a short chat and … More Artist Henri Kalama Akulez Collection
Papa Emanuel has created a great Universe for children from 1´5 to 5 years old in La Maison de France. The atelier takes place every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 15pm to 17pm. Children enjoy dancing, playing, painting, singing or reading with their favourite clown called Papa Emmanuel! Price? If you are a member … More Papa Emmanuel Workshop/Atelier (Kids from 1´5 to 5 years old)
Buying fruits and veggies in RDC is always an adventure! there is never a fix price, and you never know whether you are buying cheap or expensive! The grocery stores, like Hasson et Frères, Shoprite or Kin-Marché have always higher prices than in the real markets of Kinshasa. The other day, I ended up buying … More Mamam Magguy sells Fruits and Vegetables chez toi!
This man needs a post! Anyone living in la Gombe might have probably crossed him at least once!! He is a direct selling man, who does not allow you to get through without buying him easily! (In Belgium he would be a fantastic Lobbyist!) His strategy is the following: he smiles, talks to you very … More Papa Roger, Papa Poisson!
There is no IKEA in Kinshasa. So, as we arrived in the new apartment, we were confronted with a first floor apartment facing the garden and the parking lot with three huge windows… and no curtains! We have spent two weeks with no curtains, no intimacy for me and my family!… Until Papa Laurent called … More Papa Laurent made my curtains