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Pointe Noire - A travel report by Brad
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Pointe Noire,  Congo, Republic of the - flag Congo, Republic of the -  Sangha
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Waves, Sun, and Cholera!

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Good place to visit if you happen to be in the area and need to recharge your batteries, but not a destination spot or a must-see. Very pleasant, however...


Several random thoughts about Pointe Noire. First, the beaches are beautiful and almost entirely empty. Sand is white and the waves hit hard. Can have a very strong undertow so beware. Second, to my knowledge, relatively safe and stable. The locals seem to be aggressive only in their sales but are respectable (unlike DRC). Third, not a lot to do in or from Pointe Noire so it is best a place to relax. Fourth, CHOLERA. When I was there there was a significant cholera outbreak. Some French, from what I heard, did contract it. Not sure how as it is usu assimilated with drinking untreated water. Anywhere in Africa, this should not be done, of course...

Favourite spots:
The beach, of course, is likely the best attraction to P.N. Waves hit very hard as does the sun. This is a destination spot for the French with direct flights from Paris.

What's really great:
The calm and relaxing nature of P.N. is the best.

Accommodations:
Several hotels on the beach. Absolutely recommend staying on the beach rather than directly in the town.

Restaurants:
Multiple Chinese resturants. Not a wide selection.

Published on Saturday September 8th, 2007


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Tue, Sep 25 2007 - 09:47 AM rating by frenchfrog

It is shame that you did not include more infos and some photos!

Tue, Sep 11 2007 - 03:48 AM rating by wojtekd

I stayed there at catholic mission inthe center of the city. Recommended!

Sun, Sep 09 2007 - 07:56 AM rating by marianne

Interesting, maybe add some pictures and more details.

Sun, Sep 09 2007 - 04:16 AM rating by rangutan

Very short report, would make a great entry as "Travel Destination" for Pointe Noir.

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