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Angola Travel Guide Published. Valuable Information on Luanda Hotels.

The first Angola Travel Guide written by Mike Stead & Sean Rorison has been published by Bradt Travel Guides.  It gives background information as well as valuable information on hotels in Luanda.  Updates are posted on the author's website.

By Samuel Chong
December 22, 2009

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Los Angeles. If it were not for the OPEC meeting in Luanda, Angola, many people would have not paid much attention to Angola as of now.  For those who like adventures and opportunities, it would be difficult to find any resources to guide them to travel to Angola.

Angola Travel GuideNot anymore. Mike Stead and Sean Rorison just published the first English language travel guide on Angola.  The book provides in-depth coverage of the once-elegant colonial capital, Luanda as well as the main cities in the 18 provinces of Angola, including Cabinda Province.

Angola was a Portuguese overseas territory from the 16th century to 1975. After independence, Angola was the scene of an intense civil war from 1975 to 2002. Angola is the second-largest petroleum and diamond producer in sub-Saharan Africa. However, despite Angola's extensive oil and gas resources, diamonds, hydroelectric potential, and rich agricultural land, the country remains poor, and a third of the population relies on subsistence agriculture. Since 2002, when the 27-year civil war ended, the country has worked to repair and improve ravaged infrastructure and weakened political and social institutions. China, the country in which Angola exports the most oil to, assists Angola in numerous infrastructure projects.  The Angolan oil sector accounts for over 50 percent of GDP, over 90 percent of export revenue, and over 80 percent of government revenue. 

Traveling to Angola is not easy.  Before the publishing of the Angola travel guide by Mike Stead and Sean Rorison, there was no one to give you any suggestions.  News about Angola is so rare that there are companies actively seeking for Angola news. A traveler would have to rely on his/her local connections in Angola.  Aside from that, landmines and crimes were other concerns. Several foreigners were kidnapped in Cabinda province.  Local crimes also seemed to target specific foreign groups in Luanda, namely the Chinese.  Despite the dangers involved, the Angola travel guide was published, and the brave Chinese has set up their Chinese translation services in Luanda, Angola.

What is valuable in the Angola travel guide is that there is good and sufficient information on hotels in Luanda, Angola.  It is said that there wouldn't be any enough rooms during the Angola 2010 African Cup of Nations. With the newly published Angola travel guide, you can book your rooms in advance in Luanda, Angola.

Mike Stead, the author of the book, also provides updates on the Angola travel guide.  And you can easily purchase Bradt's Guides on Angola online.

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