Manioc (cassava) and edible, starchy, tuberous root and a local staple being made by a Pointe Noire woman.
"Cassava is the third largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics, after rice and maize. Cassava is a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for over half a billion people. It is one of the most drought tolerant crops, capable of growing on marginal soils. "(Wikipedia)
If you can't cope with the culture shock of the bustling, throbbing Marché, you can always try a local Super Marché (supermarket) with it's overinflated prices and limited stock.
The view, through one of the land rover front windscreens, of a giant puddle, more like a lake. The best bit is that you never know just quite how deep they really are....
The huge train station outside the port that runs a regular service from Pointe Noire to the nation's capital, Brazzaville and forms an essential link between the two cites. Many of our patients travelled by train.
Pointe Noire's iconic natural attraction, The Diosso Gorge, located about forty five minutes outside the city. Boasting spectacular views and a thriving chimpanzee population! Yep, we are in the jungle folks!
Ahhhh...that's better! West and Central Africa have some stunning beaches. Unfortunately, in many situations, they have been used as a dumping ground for garbage and human waste.