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Things to do in Luanda

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Things to do in Luanda

First and foremost i would like to stress that Angola is a country recuperating from over 30 years of war. And is also the fastest growing economy in Africa.

I was prompted to write this because of the lack of detail in this site as to what to do in Luanda, and its as follows:

1. Many beach attraction (its a coastal town)

2.Historical sites (Angola was dicovered way before America)

3.Vibrant nightlife ( the city of kianda party's from dusk to dawn)

4. Local gastronomy ( try calulo or muamba de dendem)

5.Local geography (visit Miradouro da Lua)

6.Voluntary work (work for NGO's, with orphans etc)

And many more things to do here....ask me specifics.

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I must say I agree with "Smeetoo" in certain statements. I have been to Luanda on business twice and the statements regarding safety/security, corruption, and level of hygiene are(in my opinion)

true! Besides, a good friend of mine who flies for TAP goes to Luanda regularly and has quite a few stories...

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I read you the informayion you gave about things to do in Angola. You sounded very knowlegeble about the county. My question to is, have you lived there and if so for how long. I have interest in visiting Angola this summer from the America to explore business opportunities. Thank you. Bart

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15. Re: Things to do in Luanda

We lived in Angola for 3 years 2002 - 2005. It is a very frustrating place yes. I wouldn't recommend walking around the city, you need a driver with you who will take care of any problems that arise. We have some funny stories to tell too, some you would never believe if you hadn't seen them for yourself. BUT if we thought Angola was frustrating, we weren't prepared for our last 2 years in Nigeria and would go back to Luanda without a 2nd thought.

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I must say I am also agree with "Smeetoo" in certain statements.

Where are the letter of him, because his statements are true and not the lies about a nice and lovely town. He wrote the reality.

read the sites of the ambassador (french, german, etc.)

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Chopra, what is the situation of the free media in Luanda? Especially the media that uses English?

Is it easy to find work here in the media industry?

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18. Re: Things to do in Luanda

Chopra is correct, Luanda is a great and vibrant city, you can also eat well as there are some nice restaurants. It is however also somewhat expensive (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8094873.stm).

It's also very busy (traffic is an nightmare to say the least), you can get around on foot, but be careful where you go and what u are carrying (be very discreet), do not use your cellphone in public for example, careful where u use your camera as well. Unfortunately there are quite a few street kids (a sad legacy of the war) around who prey on rich looking people (IE foreigners, but not only) stealing cell phones and money etc. Public transport is perhaps best avoided by visitors. There are also some great places to visit during the weekend, Kissama Park, Cabo Ledo Beach, Sumbe and Cachoeiras, Kalandula Falls, Lobito, and now the road is better, even to the extreme sputh (Nam ibe and Lubango) can be easily reached in a day !

Let me know on any specific needs you may have.

Paul

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I have a lovely daughter-in-law who was raised in Luanda. She has been in the US for ten years, and does not expect to return to Angola for at least a couple of years with my son. In the meantime, I really want to cook her something special that I can surprise her with for our Christmas dinner. In addition, I am very ignorant about the country, its culture, and history. I'm trying to learn more about the history through on line reading, but am especially very much wanting to do something for her that will have meaning. Can you please help me. She is a Catholic, and speaks Creole, Portuguese, Spanish and English. Most of the cooking she does seems to be of Portuguese origin. Is there any other cuisine typical of the region? Thank you so much for your help.

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Hi there, the traditional Christmas lunch (held as dinner on the 24th) for Portuguse, and also in Angola is bacalhau (salted codfish), an acquired taste. I am no cook so dont ask me for a recipe or tips etc, but thats the dish ! Good luck.

paul

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