Mike Stead on Angola
Angola is no destination for beginners. It has no Starbucks or McDonalds, and there’s only one functioning escalator in the whole country. Only seven years have passed since it emerged from three decades of armed struggle; the land is littered with 10million unexploded mines (which, interestingly, the elephants have learnt to detect and avoid) and there are few tourist facilities. But for the adventurous, this country offers over 1,000km of unspoilt beaches, excellent fishing and surfing, tropical forests and magnificent bird life. The first-ever English guidebook to the country, Bradt’s Angola is essential reading for business travellers and pioneering adventurers alike.
Mike Stead has spent 30 years travelling around the world as a diplomat and he was in Luanda as the Deputy Head of Mission and Consul at the British Embassy. He’ll be discussing the challenges of living in Angola, his travelling life and the process of writing a guide book and the joys and pitfalls of becoming a travel writer.
Talks start at 7pm (doors 6:30pm)
Tickets are £3 (includes wine)
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