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Monday, April 27, 2009

Yaoundé Newcomers Tour - April 25, 2009

The first 50 pictures I took are linked here. To see all 174 pictures, visit my Flickr page.

001 Through the (Cracked) Windshield 002 Creolink Communications 003 Government Bilingual Primary School Bastos 004 Rond-Point Bastos 005 Burned-Down House by the Embassy 006 Detail of House 007 Scaffolding 008 Main CAC to the Embassy 009 Soccer Field 010 En Route to Mount Fébé 011 Roundabout near the Presidential Palace 012 Guards at the Presidential Palace 013 View Out the Right Side of the Car 014 Yaoundé through the Trees 015 Going Up the Mountain 016 Entrance to the Papal Nuncio 017 Guard House at Greek Embassy 018 Palais des Congrès, Yaoundé Golf Club, and the U.S. Embassy 019 Back of the U.S. Embassy 020 Safari Hotel Nsam 021 Top of Mount Fébé 022 Naptime 023 Houses at the Mountain Base 024 SNL Private Property 025 Aaron and Me 026 Yaoundé 027 Embassy of Malta 028 Signs 029 Benedictine Monastery 030 Church Entrance 031 No Littering 032 Iris, Brad, and Aaron 033 Monastery Garden 034 Gravestones 035 Tour Group 036 View from the Back of the Monastery 037 Aaron Likes Plants 038 Mean-Looking Plants 039 Mountaintop in the Background 040 Front Garden041 Giant Mango 042 Museum Entrance 043 Cloister044 Terra Cotta Figurine 045 Sleeping Kitty 046 Purple Rocks 047 Leaving the Monastery 048 John Posing with the Mango 049 Entrance to the Palais des Congrès 050 En Route to the Palais des Congrès

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Driving to and from Casino, a French Grocery Store Chain

Driving here is certainly an experience. I didn't get pictures in the grocery store, but there was a little boy who decided he would be helpful and report to me (in French) that our car had been hit while we were shopping. There was no damage to the car. I didn't like the fact that I had to get an Xterra, I am loving that SUV more and more each day.

Attempting to Make a Left Turn Crazy Taxi One of Four Traffic Lights in Yaoundé Hilton Pick a Lane, Dude Cluster of Cars Cameroonian Flags Chinese-Built Stadium Passing Close Call No Sidewalk - So I'll Make My Own Cameroonian Body Kit Tradex Gas Station Entrance to Old Mahima

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I've arrived!

A sampling of images from my first few days in Cameroon.

Hen and Chicks One Block Away from Us Grassy Field Field Near the Embassy Praying or Exercising in the Middle of the Roundabout Presidential Palace Taxi Stray Chickens on Our Street No Kidding Chickens Eating Trash Down the Street Random Car...Because Why Not Turning into Our Neighborhood Stuffed Tiger Seller Driving in the Middle of the Road Rush Hour Let's walk in the middle of the road! No Traffic Laws A Rare Safe Moment on the Road Mosque Driving Home on l'Avenue Jean-Paul II