Waiting for Africa

23 Oct
Location map of Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea

It’s been over 3 months now, since July that I have been waiting to leave for Africa, Equatorial Guinea to be more precise.
Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a country located in Central Africa. Just below Cameroon and surrounded by Gabon. With an area of 28,000 square km (11,000 sq mi). It is one of the smallest countries in continental Africa… And one of the toughest to enter.

It would probably be easier to get into London Business School with a 0 GMAT score than it seems to be entering Equatorial Guinea… CV, HIV test, criminal record, a local invitation from someone you hopefully know, obviously a valid passport… An overly full dossier that after deposit (in the hands of someone you’re willing to be more than kind and generous with) will travel miles and among the hands of many, until it falls in the hands of he, who with his pen, grants you the permission to get a visa to enter. After that, it’s just a matter of days.
I’m still waiting and learning much about patience and tolerance !

Hopefully, with the 3 dossiers that have been deposited in my name, I will get something out of it, and have the pleasure to learn all there is about Equatorial Guinea, the culture, the people, the food, the scenery, the heat and also the 45min flight from Malabo to Bata on a local blacklisted company. In any case, after all this waiting, I am curious to find out all there is to know.

So far, there isn’t much to say, but hopefully quite soon, I’ll come back here and share this African experience…

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