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Libreville Travel Blog

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this is the monkey "tom" that was kept by a few of the neighbor kids
On monday i got the first opportunity to get out and see Libreville. The city itself suffers from poor infrastructure except in the areas populated by expats. As is typical many places around the world, markets are immedeiately off the road, offering a wide variety of wares, and the guys who sell local phone cards do it in traffic. If you are not a very aggressive driver, I don't recommend driving in Libreville. I also recommend having either a International Driver License, or a good supply of cash. Being foreign means you have an excellent chance of being pulled over while driving, at which point the police will usually want a small bribe. On this particular day we headed across town to do some work on a house that was about to be occupied. My friends in Gabon work with Bongolo hospital, which is by far the best hospital in the country, it is however located quite a distance from Libreville. During the rainy season this makes travel over roads nearly impossible. So the best way to get supplies there is by plane. The house we worked on was rented for the hospitals new pilot.
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this is the monkey tom that was …
this is the monkey "tom" that was…
A close-up of Tom
A close-up of Tom
Typical homes in Libreville, much …
Typical homes in Libreville, much…
Gabons version of Frogger
Gabon's version of Frogger
A typical Libreville market
A typical Libreville market
Traffic in Libreville
Traffic in Libreville
getting desks for an orphanage
getting desks for an orphanage
Libreville
photo by: Bluenose