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AFRICA - Session 1

Hunting Treasure from the Congo

to the Cape



AFRICA - Session 1

Congo River

geologic

ANGOLA

Hunting treasure from the Congo

to the Cape

NAMIBIA

BOTSWANA

SOUTH

AFRICA

Cape of Good Hope


Week 1: how we got there; what we’re hunting

Week 3: Angola

Week 4: Namibia

Week 2: Botswana

Weeks 5-6: South Africa


Becoming Vagabonds

Rocky 1949-1996

Louisiana

England

Ireland

Wales

Scotland

Denmark

Norway

Germany

Sweden

Italy

Finland

Netherlands

France

Iceland

USA

Angola

Canada

Korea

Indonesia

England

Alaska

Germany

Dubai

Germany

Saudi Arabia

England

Zaire

Netherlands

Trinidad

Denmark

France

Trinidad

Brazil

Angola

Italy

Portugal


Becoming Vagabonds

Sandi 1948-1996

Illinois

New Jersey

South Dakota

New York

North Carolina

Missouri

Vermont

Louisiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Connecticut

Texas

Russia

Netherlands

France

USA

Canada

Mexico

Caribbean

Colombia

Angola


Becoming Vagabonds

Rocky 1949-1996

Sandi 1948-1996

Illinois

Louisiana

New Jersey

South Dakota

England

New York

Ireland

North Carolina

Wales

Missouri

Scotland

Vermont

Louisiana

Denmark

Kentucky

Norway

Michigan

Germany

Connecticut

Sweden

Italy

1997

1999

1998

1996

Texas

Finland

Netherlands

Russia

France

Iceland

Netherlands

France

USA

Angola

USA

Canada

Korea

Indonesia

England

Canada

Alaska

Germany

Dubai

Germany

Mexico

Saudi Arabia

England

Zaire

Netherlands

Caribbean

Trinidad

Denmark

France

Trinidad

Colombia

Italy

Brazil

Angola

Portugal

Angola


The 15 Year Plan

List of things to DO, SEE, LEARN


The 15 Year Plan

North America

Our List – 235 Activities- 72 Countries

Europe

Asia

Africa

Malaysia &

Australia

Central &

South America


The 15 Year Plan

North America

North America

Europe

Europe

Asia

Asia

Africa

Africa

Our List

Malaysia &

Australia

Malaysia &

Australia

Central &

South America

Central &

South America

7 Ancient Wonders

12 Natural Wonders

19 Forgotten Wonders

144 UNESCO countries


The 15 Year Plan

Europe &

North Africa

North America

Asia

Africa

Malaysia &

Australia

Central &

South America


The 15 Year Plan

Europe &

North Africa

North America

Asia

Equator

Africa

Malaysia &

Australia

Central &

South America

15 places to live


Vagabond Preparations

?

- houses and cars

- households and stuff

- things we will need


Vagabond Preparations

houses and cars . . . . .

Sold!


Vagabond Preparations

households and stuff

The ‘Great

Give-Away’


Vagabond Preparations

things we will need

Ready to

See, do, learn

Our ‘Trunk-ables’


Vagabond Adventures

RV

western US

Canada

Portugal

Alaska

Spain

USA

France

China

England

Tibet/Nepal

Switzerland

Angola

Australia

Germany

England

Japan

Italy

South Africa

Vietnam (R3)

Norway

Namibia

France

Botswana

Egypt

1999-2009

Kenya

Zimbabwe

Tanzania


Vagabond Adventures

France

USA

Portugal

China

&

Angola

1999-2009

South Africa

So far . . . . .

10 years, 6 Countries, 4 continents


AFRICA – where we Lived. . .

Luanda, Angola

Cape Town, S.A.

ANGOLA

NAMIBIA

BOTSWANA

SOUTH

AFRICA


LUANDA, ANGOLA

ANGOLA

NAMIBIA

BOTSWANA

SOUTH

AFRICA


LUANDA, ANGOLA

- capital of Angola

- population: 5 million

- most inhabitants are tribal:

Ovimbundu

Kimbundu

Bakongo

- small population of Portuguese

- small population of expatriates

WHY???

- most expensive city in world


LUANDA, ANGOLA

June 11, 2009

- no infrastructure

- all goods must be imported

- massive housing shortage

most expensive city in the world!

WHY???


LUANDA, ANGOLA

5 MILLION people

2002

- land mines in rural areas

1992-2002

~350,000 people

10-20 million mines!

1975


LUANDA, ANGOLA

- land mines in rural areas

- wartime migration

70,000 amputees


LUANDA, ANGOLA

- land mines in rural areas

- wartime migration

- abandoned war orphans

1.2 million orphans


LUANDA, ANGOLA

- land mines in rural areas

- wartime migration

- abandoned war orphans

- returning soldiers

>100,000 ex-soldiers


LUANDA, ANGOLA

- land mines in rural areas

- wartime migration

- abandoned war orphans

- returning soldiers

- job opportunities


LUANDA, ANGOLA

job opportunities brought us to Luanda, too . .

  • we both worked for a major oil company

  • on-going civil war during our entire tenure

  • company provided housing, utilities,

  • vehicles, & 24-hour guards

  • years of ’28-28 rotational’ assignment


LUANDA, ANGOLA

‘rotational’ apartment . . . . shared with an ‘opposite’

Staff house . . . for meals and laundry


LUANDA, ANGOLA

job opportunities brought us to Luanda, too . .

  • we both worked for a major oil company

  • on-going civil war during our entire tenure

  • company provided housing, utilities,

  • vehicles, & 24-hour guards

  • five years of ’28-28 rotational assignment’

- final years as full-time residents


LUANDA, ANGOLA

Sandi’s

apartment

overlooking Atlantic

. . . and the slums


LUANDA, ANGOLA

MinPet

apartment building


LUANDA, ANGOLA

Sandi’s apartment – ½ million $$ renovation


LUANDA, ANGOLA

Sandi’s apartment


LUANDA, ANGOLA

Sandi’s apartment


LUANDA, ANGOLA

Sandi’s apartment view


LUANDA, ANGOLA

Sandi’s apartment view - back


LUANDA, ANGOLA

Rocky’s

house

Sandi’s

apartment


LUANDA, ANGOLA

Rocky’s house


LUANDA, ANGOLA

Rocky’s house


AFRICA – where we lived. . .

Luanda, Angola

ANGOLA

NAMIBIA

BOTSWANA

Cape Town, S.A.

SOUTH

AFRICA


Cape Town, South Africa

ANGOLA

NAMIBIA

BOTSWANA

SOUTH

AFRICA


Cape Town, South Africa

- population 3.5 million

Colored . . . . . . . . 48%

black African. . . . 31%

White. . . . . . . . . . 19%

Asian . . . . . . . . . . 2%

  • languages

  • Afrikaans . . . . . . . 41%

  • Xhosha. . . . . . . . . 29%

  • English. . . . . . . . . 28%

  • other tribal . . . . . 2%


Cape Town, South Africa

- education

none/some primary . . . . . 16%

all primary/some HS. . . . . 46%

all high school . . . . . . . . . . 25%

beyond HS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13%

  • religions

  • Christian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77%

  • Muslim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%

  • Jewish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5%

  • Hindu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.2%


Cape Town, South Africa

  • average age: 26 years

  • under 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46%

  • over 65. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%

  • median annual income: $3,300 US

- unemployment: 19.4%

black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58%

colored . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38%

white. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3%

asian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5%



Cape Town, South Africa

Bantry Bay

  • 6 months living in South Africa

  • found apartment via internet search

  • rented a small car for transportation


Cape Town, South Africa

overlooking Atlantic

Bantry Bay

on edge of Table Mt.


Cape Town, South Africa

Table Mountain


Cape Town, South Africa

Atlantic Ocean beaches

Lion’s Head of Table Mountain

our apartment



WEEK 3

WEEK 4

WEEK 5-6

WEEK 2

WHAT’S AHEAD . . .


compare & contrast

the TREASURES!


Let’s go treasure hunting!

Week 3: ANGOLA

Hunting for Oil

Week 2: BOTSWANA

Hunting for Water

Week 4: NAMIBIA

Hunting for Diamonds

Weeks 5-6:

SOUTH AFRICA

Minerals, Atoms,

& Animals


Next week – Session 2

Hunting for Water: Botswana


OUR TRAVEL WEBSITES

WORLDWIDE HOUSING

www.VRBO.com (individual owners within site)

www.homeaway.com (individual owners within site)

SOUTH AFRICA

Housing:

www.villa-st-leon.co.za/ (private home - owner: Babel Schumacher)

www.christinesbeachcottage.com (private home - owner: Dan & Christine Carter) http://www.sa-venues.com (individual owners within site)

Safari Travel:

www.Africa-Adventure.com (US based safari company)

www.ClassicAfricanSafaris .com (HamishGrant -independent safari guide – Kenya)

www.CCAfrica.com (up-scale safaris w/conservation focus)

www.sanparks.org (direct booking for South Africa National Parks)

CHINA TRAVEL

www.cits.net (China International Travel Service)

Guilin: http://en.guilincits.com (agents: Christine, Shelley)

FRANCE

Housing:

http://www.rentapart.com (agent: Annebelle)

http://www.parisattitude.com (agent: Sylvain Guilemin)

Houseboat rental: http://alpha-croisiere.com


REFERENCES

www.Wikipedia.com

www.worldatlas.com

www.goafrica.about.com/library/

www.geography.about.com/library/

www.news.bbc.co.uk

www.deza.admin.ch

http://www.sa-venues.com/visit/villastleon/

http://www.travelthewholeworld.com/sitebuilder/images/

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/panorama_paul/4029186704/in/pool-kolmanskop

http://www.noblecorp.com/

http://www.mdrp.org/angola_main.htm

www.life.com/image/53365967

www.landmine.org/index.php/site/C69

http://projects.publicintegrity.org/bow/report.aspx?aid=154

www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/aids-africa/projects-by-country/aids-angola-africa


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