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Archive of month: January 2012

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Congo Crossing

Two weeks before Christmas of 2011 and 200 days into our tour of Africa by Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré , we arrived in Matadi, a dusty border town in the south-west of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly known as Zaïre. Our main business there was shopping for a transit visa across Angola. But what should have been an easy deal, quickly escalated into a life-shifting event.