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Travel Blogs from Kribi
... playing translator and sending these people away, I got frustrated with the people of this country. I felt like I stood out all the time, that someone always wants something from you and that you just can’t be left alone. In retrospect it seems that this behaviour is much more common in Kribi, a touristy area, and gets enhanced through a language barrier.
Nonetheless we had a good time in Kribi. After ...
... and I was shocked to find I was down to 10.5 stone (147 pounds, 67 kgs) - I was around 12 stone (168 pounds, 77kgs) when I left the UK. I was able to walk the 25 minutes back to our camp. We went to a beach shack for a couple of beers (800CFAs each, as opposed to 1500CFAs at the hotel bar where we are camping). Camped.
26th February I went back to the hospital for a redressing, walking both ...
... soon back on the dirt road. Bushcamped.
18th February Day 100 since we flew out of Luton! The road alternated between dirt and tarmac. We stopped to swim in the plunge pool of a waterfall - a bath/shower after a few days on the road! Bushcamped.
19th February Reached Limbe around 10.30am - a new Oasis record! Camped by the sea - a refreshing breeze to mitigate the heat & humidity. ...
... people sitting around having a "drink". This included the women as well as the men which is quite unusual in most developing countries.
We also noticed a complete change in the reaction to us. Now the locals were calling out loudly “white man” when they waved and we started to hear “cadeaux, cadeaux” everywhere we went. For those who don't speak French this means gift in English. I got the feeling that Santa Claus had gone ...
... Africa. Interesting listening to him as he'd showed respect and support for ghadafi. Theres a clearly a desire (not only in Cameroon) for a unified continent of Africa, what people don't seem to understand is that if you can't unify a country how can you unify a continent? Taking a ride to Kribi tomorrow, we heard a about the wild rustic beaches and fishing boats bringing fish straight to the beach ...
- Room service
- Free parking