The two biggest markets are in Moungali and Ouendze. The open air markets in the villages of Makana and M’Pila (3 km from Brazzaville) sell pottery and wicker. Shop opening times: i. A. Mon-Sat 08.00-12.00 and 15.00-18.00. Some shops close on Monday afternoons, some are open on Sunday mornings.
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Local music bands perform in the larger cities. There are nightclubs in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.
In the restaurants you will find mostly French cuisine. Some restaurants, such as at Lake Nanga and in the Grand Hotel (Loubomo), offer African specialties such as piri piri (chicken with pepper), mohambe (chicken in palm oil), cassava leaves or paka paka in palm oil.
50% followers of indigenous religions, 40% Catholics, 10% Protestant and Islamic minorities.
Social Rules of Conduct
The usual forms of politeness should be observed when inviting, small gifts are welcome. Casual everyday attire is acceptable everywhere, but miniskirts and shorts should not be worn in all public places. Photography: It is forbidden to photograph public buildings and facilities. Tipping: 10% in hotels and restaurants. Porters do not expect a tip.
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Tropical climate with short rainy seasons between October and December and long rainy seasons from mid-January to mid-May. Main dry season between June and October.
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5,518,087 (Source: homosociety)
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