Monday, October 02, 2006

In Yaounde

Leah and I are both jet-lagged still. We've been having constant trainings and activities. It's tough to get into more specifics than that however, partly because I'm a bit tired--again, the jet-lag. Additionally, there was a Sunday night wedding at the hotel we're staying at. The loud music kept many of the volunteers awake until the early morning.

We haven't been out of the hotel yet to walk the city of Yaounde, partly because of security concerns. It's understandable however. Yaounde is a complicated city. I have no idea where we go everyday in our Peace Corps convoy of Land Rovers. The other concern is that not all of us speak enough French. Some people are fluent, but some volunteers, like Leah and I, have not really studied it at all.

On Saturday, we'll be leaving beautiful Yaounde--the weather, although very humid is fairly cool as it is the rainy season. We'll be training around the City of Garoua in the North Province. The picture I recently posted with the volcanic spires in the background is where we will be. Leah and I will live together with a host family. Everyday I'll have to bike 7 km to join the Agroforestry volunteers. Leah and I will be living are the other Health volunteer, which is what Leah is. That's all for now.

A bientot


At 3:31 AM, Blogger Di said...

So happy to get an update! Hope the journey to the next locale is a good one. Sounds like they have you running around like crazy. I miss you! Au revoir!

At 2:28 AM, Blogger Katie Callahan said...

i'm so glad that you guys made it safely. it looks like it has taken you a mere 5 days in a non-American country to get converted to the metric system. post pictures!!!!

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Beth said...

glad that all is well. good luck with the biking brad-i'm sure you will be a pro. Dan really wants to inform you that you need more pictures!

At 5:51 PM, Blogger irene schallert said...

Sorry that there are no picutres. Thanks for the update. Stay safe! I miss you, but am extremely happy that you are sharing this wild experience together. Enjoy the crickets and lizards. Love you. MoM

At 6:04 AM, Blogger Lil sis les said...

havn't recieved your text messages
:( But glad to hear all is well.I was in FL visiting crazy Carissa. Miss you a lot. Keep up the high protein diet with crickets and all!!!!


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