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We are back in Luanda.   What a busy week!  

You know when you get back from a trip and you think your house has turned upside down?  

It pretty much explains my situation.   

We are moving to an apartment, hopefully soon.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed!  

Yesterday we went to a new grocery store called Kero.  It's a big grocery store chain, there are several of them around the city.  On the way back to the house we stopped at a cute ice cream boutique.  We were told it was the best ice cream in town.  

So far the most expensive item I buy in Luanda is yogurt, well it is one of them, because salmon is even more expensive.  

For some reason yogurts are insanely expensive here.  A four pack of imported yogurt costs between 10 to 15 dollars.  

Therefore, I will start making my own yogurt again using Kerrygold powdered milk.  To make this a bit more fun I had ordered another brand of powdered milk from New Zealand.  Sounds fancy. 

I've also been successful with experimenting making my own kefir.  My American friends think I'm weird.  I believe in its health benefits.  

I also tried making my own Kombucha, which did not work out for me.  It turns out you should't brew your first Kombucha in hibiscus tea, it will kill the starter.  That's exactly what I did.  

I tried to post a video for a change.   I hope you enjoy it.  


We are still in Luanda for two more months.  We live in a beautiful apartment with a beautiful view of the marginal, the bay. 

The prices aren't as high as they used to be. The local currency has collapsed, therefore we now pay just $1 per yogurt.  We have been enjoying more often salmon, sushi and local lobster, thank goodness for the strong dollar.  

Unfortunately the crime rate has increased as people got desperate for food.  There is a lot more trash in the streets than before.  They had an outbreak of yellow fever and malaria cases have increased.  

Therefore I'm not walking as much as I used to anymore, I just started the count down to our departure.

The view from our living room.  It was cool to watch the storms come in and go. 


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