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Old 27-10-2006, 12:27 PM
i_didnt_do_nawtin i_didnt_do_nawtin is offline
 
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Would love to go to Rwanda too. I've been reading travel blogs of a lot of people who have been in the Congo over the Summer and haven't had any troubles. Apparantly it's safe enough once you aren't foolish about things. That'd be some trip, sounds unreal...
Nah, I know a chick who works at the Swiss embassy in the Congo. Armoured vehicles and armed guards are the norm. I wouldn't ventrue around those parts at the moment.
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Old 27-10-2006, 12:58 PM
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I'd definitely want an armoured guard etc if I was working in an embassy there. If you are on a bus with shit clothes and a backpack it might be a different story...
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Old 27-10-2006, 04:58 PM
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I'd definitely want an armoured guard etc if I was working in an embassy there. If you are on a bus with shit clothes and a backpack it might be a different story...
Trust me youll stand out a mile on a bus with your pasty white Irish skin. And white people equal lots of money to any dodgy sorts out there. I personally wouldnt go to the Congo, it is a bit unstable and you would need armed guards in some parts, and to be honest you can see just as much if not more in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya.

And one final note, visas for the Congo I think are around $100. Rwanda is $50, while Uganda is free for Irish passport holders!
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Old 27-10-2006, 06:00 PM
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Point taken, I was being a bit reactionary there. Don't think I would go to the Congo quite yet, it's just always been somewhere I'd love to go. I was more saying that people have been going in the past year without too much trouble. And that being in a job like working for an embassy (where you would wear a suit and drive a car around) you'll look a lot more like you have money than if you are a backpacker.

Cheers again for the info on Uganda and Kenya, very seriously thinking about going there next Summer for a bit. Sweet about the Uganda visa!
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