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... the place where we were headed might not even have a shower. I went down the small, rickety Merina Hotel elevator to get to breakfast. There was a sign posted trying to reassure people who should become stuck in the elevator. It said in French and English that the hotel staff was taking care of us and not to worry. "If you need help, please press the button yellow," it said in that exact order. Once I made it to floor 0 (the French floor counting system is in use here), ...
... that we would stay in Nkoteng for the night, but once we got to Yaounde we changed our plans. The drive to Yaounde was no less than a hair raising experience during which we took a Toyota Corolla (90's model) off road to get around a major accident. It was laughable because we were following at large SUV on the muddy, washed out roads / paths through the jungle. It was really a path made for one vehicle, but bush taxis and heavy haul trucks ...
... into the trunk. We drove first to the Akwa district, just a few minutes way when there is little traffic, as there was at 06:30. We pulled up at a likely spot and a money changer hustled up. We negotiated again. He started at 550, me at 600 and we finally agreed on 590 francs per dollar. I changed enough to cover what we’d need for the next three days and then we drove through Douala on the way toward Yaoundé. There is massive ...
... restaurant near the American embassy. The restaurant has a good reputation with expats and there were several there when I arrived. I had a beef and tomato kabob plate and saved half of it for Ben, who waited with the vehicle.
After this half-hour stop we got back on the road for the next 100 miles to Nkoteng. There are two long-time members living in this village where there is a precariously surviving cane-sugar factory: Sosucam.
Most of the ...
... Canada (Vegetarian) today. The hymns are all ecologically instructive and the Bible is a green handbook. Sample hymn: "The little Carrion Beetles / That seek unlikely places / Return our Husks to Elements / And tidy up our spaces."
(There is also a male narrator known only through his homilies. A sample: "Some say that the Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was a fig, others prefer a date, yet others a pomegranate. ...
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