It looks like “La Luna” Restaurant in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Africa is closing the doors… too bad, it was a wonderful place to eat great food. What will replace it…?
Today, Friday 22 Oct 2010, the rain came down in buckets. I happened to be at lunch at a sandwich shop when it started to pour. The streets soon became fast moving rivers. Taxi drivers were happy as their business increases every time it rains. I fortunately had a ride available from a co-worker who picked me up and got me back from lunch to my office. The locals that work at my hotel always complain that after a heavy rain they have 6″ of mud to sludge through just to come to work. Paved roads that we take for granted are a luxury in much of the world. Little things like a heavy rain causes you to be thankful for what you have all too often taken for granted. Let the sun shine!
Monday, 18 Oct – Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Africa.
It’s raining bats… this morning the wind began to blow really hard. The bats, who occupy the palm trees took flight. I looked toward the sky and at first thought there were thousands of crows in the sky… but soon realized they were the bats. It was quite a sight. It reminded me of the movie “Wizard of Oz.” Remember the Flying Monkeys, well the Malabo Bats are not quite as big but close. It’s still raining as I type, but the bats have taken their upside down perches back in the trees.
Saturday, 16 Oct… Time to swim in the ocean. I mean man, I am living and working on an island. A swim in the ocean is free (well almost… need to get there first, driving today). So, 2 friends and I pack our masks, fins and snorkels and headed to Sipopo, about 40 min drive from downtown Malabo. Sipopo will soon have a 5 Star Hotel, Conference Center and much more. So before access is restricted or costs a parking fee we decided to explore now! We swam out to a small island about 300 meters off the coast and explored the lava-rock formations. There were thousands of beautiful fish, of all shapes and sizes! We ran into 2 fishermen is dug-out canoes, with nothing more than fishing line and hooks. Who needs 100 dollar fishing poles? At least not these two guys. After a strong dose of sunshine and a few mouthfulls of sea water we decided to call it a day.
I decided to start a Blog. I want to share my travels with other adventurous souls.