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Luanda



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Good housing, on the beach, in a great region. Good weather. - Mar 23, 2017
I really can't see any, outside of that it's not as expensive as advertised. - Apr 23, 2016
It has a nice, relatively safe walkway along the bay called the Marginal. Clean beaches are only 2-3 hours away. Good connections to South Africa and to Europe. - Mar 28, 2015
You can save money; if you want to experience a true hardship post where you earn your differential, this is is. There are some local crafts but they just may be items brought in from other countries. The beachfront camping is adventurous and pristine; there is a great beach and surf break in Cabo Ledo about a 3-hour drive from Luanda, but that is about it. You are not allowed to drive at night so you have to do day trip or stay overnight. There are some very nice restaurants in Luanda but they will be expensive and in most cases the service will cause your mouth to hang open in terms of rudeness. There is one top-notch seafood restaurant _ with lobster flown in from Canada, crab legs from Alaska etc. A truly good meal for two on the water will cost about US$250. The weather is pretty good, although it can get rather hot and then being outside can be difficult due to the constant-running of generators and trash - Aug 31, 2014
It is nice to be on the coast and have beautiful ocean views and beaches nearby. The weather is generally pleasant, though humid. I have enjoyed learning Portuguese. - Jul 11, 2013
weather is nice, not to cold, not to hot - Aug 4, 2011
There are some beaches within one to two hours of the city that are decent, though they are often packed. Nightlife is great in the city for anyone who wants to go out between 2 and 7 am, but it is very very expensive. - Aug 3, 2011