Tuesday 14 February 2012

Valentine's Day in Ngaoundere, Cameroon

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yes, Valentine's Day even makes its way to the smallest parts of West Africa. L'hotel Adamaoua, located next to Touristique Agency, opened up in December 2011 and easily takes the "Best Hotel in Ngaoundere" Award in this local's eyes! With European-imported furniture, the hotel goes for a trendy and posh modern look and unlike most West African hotels, there are clean tiles everywhere!

Luckily by word from the organizer of the Miss Youth Day Ngaoundere competition, I headed out for the February 14th celebration on the hotel's rooftop with a couple other PCVs and my Lebonese friend. While waiting for our meal, I realized that I hadn't been on a rooftop in almost two years. The celebration was perfectly organized as there were comedians, breakdancers, salsa and waltz dancers from Fecadansa, and models from the University of Ngaoundere's Modeling Club strutting their stuff on the runway. It was nice to have a little getaway that night!

This garland is made from pink toilet paper!

The desserts were pretty and delicious

Salsa dancers from the Fecadansa dance group in the center of town

Four happy kids


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