As the B&B in Nzeto actually was only a B without the &B the team took off without breakfast on a nice tar road towards Luanda.

Now Lipstick could prove again its true power achieveing speeds of over 150km/h on great straight tar roads manufactured by the Republic of China.

View into the harbour of Luanda

View into the harbour of Luanda

View into the harbour of Luanda

Team Lipstick feels that China is really taking advantage of the resources in Africa by offering tar roads in exchange for mineral resources and timber which might be in great shortage in China.

Based on road signs in Luanda one has the feeling that Lipstick is in China….

Based on road signs in Luanda one has the feeling that Lipstick is in China

Based on road signs in Luanda one has the feeling that Lipstick is in China

Africa might be left with tar roads in 40 years’ time but no more forests or mineral resources which are giving away nowadays without any value added to the local economy or jobs created.

In the late afternoon Lipstick arrived in the traffic chaos leading into Luanda but found a place of rest very close to the harbour deciding that it was time for another rest day on day 46 the 26nd of July

New blocks of flats built in Luanda by ….. TheChinese

New blocks of flats built in Luanda by ….. TheChinese

New blocks of flats built in Luanda by ….. TheChinese

As well as the stadium in Luanda

As well as the stadium in Luanda

As well as the stadium in Luanda

Indeed the team slept a bit longer than normal and after a good breakfast proceeded to do some shopping mainly to get some new t-shirts in familiar shops like JUMBO or SHOPRITE.

Team Lipstick by taxi on a shopping spree in Luanda…

Team Lipstick by taxi on a shopping spree in Luanda

Team Lipstick by taxi on a shopping spree in Luanda

Soon the team realises that Angola caters mainly for its own population with L and some very few XL’s being the biggest clothing on offer – back to wash basin washing and also realising that Luanda is indeed currently the most expensive City in the world with a simple Milk state setting you back by 100 SA Rand or a simple Dinner for 2 coming to 1400 Rand…

But Lipsticks reserve fund allowed the team members not to go hungry but rather to close the eyes, bite the teeth and follow through….

With the good tar roads in sight -team Lipstick is looking forward to explore the southern parts of Angola and to cross into Namibia in 4-5 days’ time where the shops carry the normal XXL shirts which could replace the current attire being worn standing at the end of their beds…

 

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