Travel Blogs from Kribi
... but many interactions take place in Spanish since that is the common language. In Bata everyone is assumed to be Fang, so conversations around us often started in Fang with Spanish weaving throughout. Spanish is still an effortless language of communication for the people of the mainland. It is the language that everyone goes through school with and it is the language the people here use to read and write, so we have a very comfortable time communicating. Something funny happened ...
... thing she wanted to try. We walked, we hiked, we stayed in damp beds, we hitchhiked a little...some of which were fine and some of which pushed me to the edge of my comfort zone. Well, this time, I was way outside of the zone. I mean ALL the way left. But still I was determined to take a page from Morgan's book and roll with the punches. So, eventually Morgan tried to make me feel better by telling me stories of worse housing conditions she'd experienced while ...
... 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 ...
... 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