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September to November Part 3, and end of Congo

After spending about two and a half weeks away from Katopa around the southern savannas, I was surprised with a motorbike ride back to Katopa. I didn’t even know the Harts had a motorbike on this side of the river, … Continue reading

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September 15th to November 15th, 2011: Part 2

Hopefully, at this point, some of you will be wondering what I actually did during the two months I spent in the forest; as to this point, I’ve neglected to touch on those details. Most of my time was spent … Continue reading

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September 15th to November 15th, 2011: Part 1

I’ve never really considered the phrase “expect the unexpected” in analytical fashion. The expression, I think, suffers from the typical over- and misuse characteristic of the American vernacular, over time losing its significance and gravity. But how can one anticipate … Continue reading

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Back to the US

Hello all, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve given an update on my adventures, and I haven’t written anything about my research in isolated central Congo; the reason, in fact, was because of how isolated I was. Once I … Continue reading

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Leaving Kinshasa for Central Congo

I am flying out of Kinshasa tomorrow morning, and will end up in the much smaller town of Kindu. Once in Kindu, I will have a 6-hour motorbike ride northwest, followed by a 2-day trek to reach my basecamp in … Continue reading

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Live from Kinshasa

Hello from the Democratic Republic of the Congo! Last I left off, I was on my way home from Santiago with about three weeks to get ready for my trip to Kinshasa, the capital of DRC. And, after a thirteen … Continue reading

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