The planning for our scheduled trip to Congo has been remarkably smooth.  Our passports and Congolese visas were promptly returned to us.   Travel and accommodation plans have fallen into place.   There is much to be grateful for.

We will miss flying on TMK which suddenly shut down near Labour Day.  Hopefully CAA (Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation) can be reliable for us.  I am a fan of their paraphrased marketing slogan of  “We are the only current Congolese airline company that hasn’t killed someone in a fiery wreck”.