Travel Blogs from Dschang, Cameroon

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six weeks to go, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

six weeks to go

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

So I just took the most amazing motorcycle ride from fontem to dschang, two hours of mountain, forest and breathtaking views. i have six weeks left, and its so hard for me to really be here, i miss everything so much. on the upside, i LOVE my patients. i ...

I love water, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

I love water

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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Let's see.. We haven't had internet for two weeks, which is devastating for me, because really, the whole world ends in Menji, which is only 2 kms away. We also didn't have water because it's the end of the dry season - and the rain that is coming is ...

Rest In Peace, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Rest In Peace

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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My friend's sister finally passed away - the one I had written about before. It was a bit difficult for me - as I went to her cry-die (the African version of a wake), I felt numb and in shock. I thought about the past month and a half that she was under ...

CAMEROON INDEPENDENCE DAY, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

CAMEROON INDEPENDENCE DAY

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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... me that that was the best thing I could've done. More than one way to skin a cat, I suppose... I included pictures from the Cameroon Day of Independence that we put together for the youth. Hope everyone is well. Sorry to hear about the snow storms. ...

HALFWAY THROUGH!, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

HALFWAY THROUGH!

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

I'M HALWAY THROUGH MY ADVENTURE  -12 weeks and I'm homebound! Last week was a HORRIBLE WEEK!!  If it had happened earlier on in my adventure, I would've packed my bags and said "Peace out!". These past 2 months and a half, I've built some kind ...

Go with the flow, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Go with the flow

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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Greetings! This will probably be one of the last travelblogs I'll write - as I'm headed for vacation in two days, and I'll only work in the hospital for one more week. So lately I've made a major break-through in my life. One thing that was always in my ...

Assaulted by French bread, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Assaulted by French bread

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

... going down the mountain was absolutely beautiful - on a motorcycle, with the wind in your hair, and the landscape enveloping you. Dschang was a great time - I stayed with two french Peace corps civilians, who worked for the Mission of St. Vincent De Paul ...

The world is my bathroom..., Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

The world is my bathroom...

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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Travel blog 1-4-2010     I asked to be in the forest (here they call it "the bush"), and I DEFINITELY got my experience. We haven't had water now for a week, the "source" has apparently run dry. We are EAGERLY anticipating the first rains ...

Darth Maul, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Darth Maul

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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I've settled into Cameroon life and my job in the hospital ward smoothly. I've even managed to *gasp* find balance in terms of my fitness - running and yoga on alternating days. There is nothing like running in the mountains at six o clock in the morning, ...

Macaroni and cheese is very american, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Macaroni and cheese is very american

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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9 weeks left to go... There are 3 new doctors with us - here to help since many of the doctors are going to Kenya for a conference. Two are from italy, and one is from Congo, a very good surgeon (and you know me, I've already pleaded with him about how ...

Horses are good for more than glue., Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Horses are good for more than glue.

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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COMMITMENT. For most of us, the word is directly followed by another word -  marriage. For me, it's commitment to my career - but as I contemplate on and attempt to define this concept, the words loyalty, fidelity and faithfulness come to mind, all ...

Insects, bugs, I detest you all, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Insects, bugs, I detest you all

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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So I would like to write a special blog about insects commemorating all the horrible things that have happened to me since i got here because of them. Leper's legs look better than my own, due to a type of insect that continuously bit me, especially ...

First week, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

First week

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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... drive up a rocky, dirt road was quite painful. When I arrived, I was greeted by my roomate, Quinta, from the West province of Cameroon. I am trying my best to live as open as possible to everything new, however, for the first couple of days I had to get ...

Too soft of a front and you get kicked..., Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Too soft of a front and you get kicked...

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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A MONTH! I made it! I normally don't write so frequently, but this week was so jam packed with experiences I couldn't resist... Countdown: FOUR and A HALF MONTHS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW. It's not that I'm having a countdown - but I really am, because it ...

Besali Travelling Hospital, Besali, Cameroon travel blog

Besali Travelling Hospital

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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... , I was asked to go to Besali, to our satellite dispensary. I immediately jumped at the chance, travelling to another part of Cameroon is quite a novelty. Besali is a remote village about 2 hours into the forest, with horrible roads. Terrible steep roads, ...

Goats are only good for cheese, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Goats are only good for cheese

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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So sorry I haven't been writing in the past few weeks. I've been pretty busy (and I just worked seven days straight) - they offered classes to become a practitioner of Buteyko, which is somewhat like holistic respiratory therapy, and I jumped at the ...

Strong back, soft front..., Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Strong back, soft front...

A travel blog entry by vruiz84

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... trek up the hill in the forest. I even took a little swim (though by accident, cause I fell in). I really can't believe I'm in Cameroon, sometimes, I laugh by myself just thinking of it. Maybe, it'll sink in one of these days. I hope you are all well. ...

Mamfe to bamenda, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Mamfe to bamenda

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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Mamfe has nice feel, we stopped in at the Data guest house, very upmarkwt... Excoet theres no shower...hmm haven't had a shower since Lagos...African baths all the way. Cameron has a different feel to Nigeria, less hectic and the driving is far more ...

A Suitable Gift?  Apparently, Bafoussam, Cameroon travel blog

A Suitable Gift? Apparently

A travel blog entry by phileasfarx

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To complete our circuit of the Ring Road, we headed south again, to the town we'd left only a few days previously, Bafoussam. To break up the journey, we stopped at the town of Bafut, the seat of another Fon.  We enquired about taking a tour and the ...

Good Food, Bafoussam, Cameroon travel blog

Good Food

A travel blog entry by phileasfarx

Welcome to the beautifully named town of Bafoussam, in the lands where Anglophone and Francophone Cameroon meet, and which would serve as our base for exploring the Grassfields.  This region, renowned for its topological beauty, is steeped in ...

Cameroon Jungles, December 24 - 27, 2007, Mamfe, Cameroon travel blog

Cameroon Jungles, December 24 - 27, 2007

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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... 's bad relations with Nigeria than part of a general neglect of the country's western English-speaking provinces by Cameroon's Francophone majority, a situation that has led to separatist movements in the English-speaking provinces.  Our second ...

BUENAS NOCHES, Fontem, Cameroon travel blog

BUENAS NOCHES

A travel blog entry by dantino2012

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21/09/12. Fontem BUENAS NOCHES Después de un largo tiempo, me vuelvo a dar el gusto de sentarme a escribir. Lámpara encendida, cumbia colombiana, ideas desordenadas; todo dispuesto para un buen rato de honestidad brutal en un intento de registrar estos ...

El primo de Messi, Fontem, Cameroon travel blog

El primo de Messi

A travel blog entry by dantino2012

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26/09/12. Fontem El primo de Messi. El relato ha perdido completamente su calidad de en "tiempo real". Voy como una semana atrasado, qué va a ser… Al parecer es signo de que ya me estoy sintiendo en mi casa. Ya no me es tan fácil relatar esta ...

Doña Petrona de la Selva, Fontem, Cameroon travel blog

Doña Petrona de la Selva

A travel blog entry by dantino2012

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29/09/12. Fontem Doña Petrona de la Selva Se abre el espacio culinario en este relato. Es sábado a la noche tengo una invitación imperdible. Antonio me invita a su casa a comer con su familia una comida bien típica de Camerún: "Koki". El Dr. Tim, ...

Pase de sala. Resumen de hospital, Fontem, Cameroon travel blog

Pase de sala. Resumen de hospital

A travel blog entry by dantino2012

20/10/12. Fontem Multiuso Ya pasó un mes en esta vida nueva, en este continente inconmensurable. Y también, varias semanas desde la última crónica. Han pasado tantas cosas, tantos cambios en mis actividades y por supuesto en mi forma de procesarlas ...

Verde, rojo y amarillo., Fontem, Cameroon travel blog

Verde, rojo y amarillo.

A travel blog entry by dantino2012

27/10/12. Fontem Verde, rojo y amarillo. Hoy es sábado. Mis colegas Samuel y Rolland, tienen una reunión y no van al hospital en la mañana. Los sábados en general el ritmo de trabajo es más tranquilo, sólo hacemos la ronda de los internados para ...

UN BOSQUE PARA PERDERSE, Fontem, Cameroon travel blog

UN BOSQUE PARA PERDERSE

A travel blog entry by dantino2012

... una maraña de frutas y equipaje. Tuvimos varias paradas para hacer algunas diligencias y compras. Una de las más importantes fue en Dschang, donde estuvimos un rato. Me quedé dentro del auto mientras el resto hacia sus cosas. Ahí me empezó a caer a ...

“Querido Diario:”, Fontem, Cameroon travel blog

“Querido Diario:”

A travel blog entry by dantino2012

20/09/12. Fontem "Querido Diario:" Jajaja, muy Ana Frank. Hace rato que estaba tentado de escribir eso… Jajaja me estoy riendo muy de verdad. No quisiera empezar a contar lo que quiero contar sin antes agradecerles muchísimo por sus palabras, ...

Beans, Beignets, and Babies, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Beans, Beignets, and Babies

A travel blog entry by hibiscusfizz

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... , I'm officially researching how the role of women has changed post-coffee crisis. Prior to the plummeting of the price of coffee in Cameroon in the mid-'80s, it was men who grew cash crops and women who grew things for the family. Afterwards, the line ...

Poulet, c'est la vie, Dschang, Cameroon travel blog

Poulet, c'est la vie

A travel blog entry by hibiscusfizz

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... to head to Kribi for a night before taking off for Dschang to be there for both May 20th, the 50th anniversary of Cameroon's reunification, and my host brother's 10th birthday on the 23rd. After cramming the usual five people onto the bus seats meant for ...

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