Sandstorms in Sudan – rebels in Burundi – 51 degrees temperature in Ethiopia – elephants blocking traffic – all this up close from the seat of a motorcycle… The Angola Field Group invites you to a slide/talk show this Thursday, March 12, at 8:00 PM at the Viking Club with lawyer-turned-biker Joachim Von Loeben who spent a year traveling by motorcycle from Libya to Namibia along the east coast of Africa. Now, heading home up the west coast of Africa on the last leg of a two year trip around the world by motorcycle, the German adventurer will show slides of the African journey he has already completed, and give some of his impressions of biking through Angola. Visit Joachim’s website Trip Around The World to read more about his adventures.
As with all Angola Field Group presentations, there is no charge, however as he has done around the world, Joachim hopes his slide show will inspire viewers to donate voluntarily to a local project. He has chosen to support Irma Domingas who is a familiar face at the Angola Field Group since she sells handicrafts (including the very popular crocheted hand bags made with re-cycled metal tabs from drink cans) to raise funds for the orphanage and school she has built on the outskirts of Luanda through Saint Isabel’s Children Charity.
Everybody is welcome to attend this presentation which is offered in close cooperation with the Viking Club. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are sold at the bar, coupons must be purchased. The Viking Bar now opens at 7:30 PM! English language books about Angola will be for sale. The Viking Club is on the main floor of the former Swedish Building at Rua Marien N”Guabi, No 118 in Maianga, across the street from the new Panela de Barra restaurant. To download a map with directions to the Viking Club go to this site’s Join Us page. See you there!