After lunch with some PCVs at Restaurant Complexe, I met up with Mubarak, a student at the University of Yaounde who is originally from the Adamawa region. Studying Bilingualism, Mubarak is one of the few Cameroonians I’ve met who can understand me if I speak English like a Californian!
Lunch at Restaurant Complexe...mmm!
My university buddy, Mubarak, climbing the steps to Mt. FebeWe took a 500CFA ($1US) taxi to Bastos where we took a 1,000CFA ($2US) taxi to Mount Fébé. At the top of the mountain lies a beautiful Benedictine monestary along with a small art museum, Musée d'Art Camerounais. The museum only has three rooms, but the beautiful Bamileke art may just be worth the trip!
Yaounde looks pretty from up here!Tip: If one goes to the Monestary, be sure to go underneath and behind the church. The surprises are a sight to see.
We walked for an hour taking pictures around the city before I headed off to dinner with Dali, my best friend from the Adamawa, who was visiting her aunt in the city. Forgetting how large Yaounde is, I was easily reminded of the fact as we spent 45 minutes in a taxi to get to Djackobert and we were still in the city! This may be normal to anyone who reads this post, but when some PCV villages are a twenty minute walk from end-to-end, Yaounde is a reality check!
Fifty years of independence!
Wow how fantastic!! I like how you said that your friend can understand you when you speak English like a Californian. I hadn't thought that you most likely have to concentrate on speaking super properly so that people who speak English as a second language can understand!ReplyDelete
Hi Krystina - I entered "Yaounde" on Google search to find pictures of Yaounde to use for an article I was writing and came across your blog.ReplyDelete
Thanks for documenting your experiences in Cameroon as a PCV and giving an outsider's perspective of the country. Hope you will be back someday to find things different - better.