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Mar 20, 2009 - Some news at last!
Hello y'all (influenced by the American's I find myself currently surrounded by!) I'm writing this in a black out, no power or electricity. It has been pretty good since I got here so I have become pretty complacent but it was off most of yesterday, as it is on Sundays apparently, and was intermittent today, which is disruptive for those working on computers as you can imagine!! This is the beginning of my third week in Cameroon!! I can't believe that I am already a ¼ of the way through my time here. It has flown by but at the same time the...Jump to full entry
Nov 17, 2007 - CAMEROON - The dry season
"Come over in November. its the start of the dry season and the weather will be great" - Ross Matthews, West Africa (January 2007). Cameroon was amazing... the REAL Africa. Rainforest, monkey sanctuaries, volcanic beaches, small townships, roadside markets, women carrying stuff on their heads... the lot. Just not very dry. One of the highlights was a 16 stone gorrilla shying at us with a large conker (african version of) and cracking Aimie clean on the forehead from 10 yards. Good arm. (sorry Aimie!) Anyway, amazing week with wonderful...Jump to full entry
Jan 25, 2005 - Hot And Sweaty But At Least I'm Not Freezing In England.....
The visa hunt keeps on keeping on.This time it takes us to Yaounde,the capital of Cameroon.Yaounde itself is a somewhat picturesque city.It is set amongst 7 or 8 hills with the city sprawling up and over them..... Our campsite was more or less in the centre of Yaounde but as with most African cities it is diffilcult to know where the city centre starts and finishes..... Yaounde has been described as the most dangerous and corrupt city in Africa by some guide books but for me there was none of this evident.In fact the taxi drivers and locals...Jump to full entry