Last week I had the pleasure of travelling up to Luanda with Marijn Goud, a new pilot on our team, to start the process of renewing our pilots licenses. It was a great adventure. Luanda is known for terrible traffic and the need to exercise patience when trying to accomplish anything. We were actually able to get all the documents in and then enjoy some of the sights around the city.
A view from the Fortaleza de São Miguel overlooking the Marginal in Luanda
Some of the amazing Portuguese tile work from the 1700's inside the fort.
Some of the amazing Angolan tile work from today at the entry to the fort.
After visiting the fort we headed over to the airport to check in for our flight back to Lubango, only to discover the flight had been cancelled. The runway landing lights weren't working because there was no fuel for the generators, so we got to enjoy one more day in the capital and flew home the following morning.