Managed to find another hotel, more reasonably priced and within my budget!
It comes at a cost, but no complaints from me.
The rest of the day looks quiet.... Sunday in Luanda, what else can I say? A welcome phone call from a dear friend was pleasant - thank you Lucy!
Country list update 27 now and 12%.
Angola, a country of contradictions
- 50% unemployment
- 50% GDP from oil
- 90% of exports are oil
- 50% of food is imported
- 90% of the employed are in subsistence agriculture
- 70% of the population lives in and around Luanda... not a hotel bed to be found. The few that are there on average $200/-
- 27yrs of war
- 5yrs of peace
- The continents second largest open market - Rouke - is here
And yet, business has boomed, imports of foods, white goods etc doubled in two years.... what drives it, I don't know, yet.