AFRICA: Bon and Mari/Laxmi Can't Get Enough! Solar Eclipse in Gabon no Less! travel blog


From Mari

Had to wait til Nov. 4 to apply for the Rep. of Congo visa and picked them up on Nov. 5. Then on the 6th we went south to Lambarnene, where Albert Schweitzer had his village hospital, and spent the night. From there we went NE to a place called Ndjole to get the train. That didn't work out since it wasn't working

From Bonnie:

We left the following day, Nov. 6, on a morning bus for Lambarene, where Albert Schweitzer's hospital was, and is still. It was evening, just past sundown when we arrived. We first looked at Bananas Hostel, listed in the LP, but no longer very good. No worries, right down the street not more than 100m was Hotel _________, a newer hotel with good rooms, AC, TV & hot water, for 30,000 cfa. The next morning we took a taxi to Schweitzers hospital site and spent the morning looking around the grounds and through the museum that now occupies his house. We spent so

much time in his house looking at the pictures and all there was to see that we ran out of time to go into the old hospital wards themselves, one of which functions as a guesthouse now, though we saw them from the outside. Edward had stayed there and had described the accommodation in some detail, so we had an idea of what they were like anyway. We needed to get back to town if we were going to get onward transport towards Franceville and the Congo border.

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