Thursday 13 January 2011

Time in Yaounde with Some Volunteers

A recent business trip took me back down to Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon and headquarters of the Peace Corps. A handful of PCVs are dubbed “Contact Volunteers” – meaning that if there is any kind of emergency, it’s our job to contact the other PCVs around us and relay information. This is actually an interesting process as should a large event happen, cell phone service may very well be cut. So to contact my other PCVs? I will send message by a moto-man and/or agency. They’ll take the message to the “American” living in town and that’s that. Simple huh?

When the conference was finished, we were lucky enough to have some time to explore Yaounde. First stop: the Artisinat (artisan market) for Cameroonian paintings, jewelry, and handmade crafts. Second stop: La Pailotte for some Vietnamese food!

Happy with our free necklaces

Ashley Johnson sporting her personalized made PC jacket

Enjoying Vietnamese food at La Pailotte

Ethan dancing the night away

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