At breakfast a very bossy local woman was hanging around demanding food Will made the mistake of leaving his coffee on the ground by his chair and she grabbed it and drank it. We eventually gave her some leftover rice. She and her companion have facial tattoos and scars that distinguish their tribe-
We are making our way to Yaounde, where we were supposed to be February 23. The roads are bad so it's slow going. We made 218 km today-
Cameroun is very green and there's a lot of hand-tilled land so many more vegetables are available at markets. The people are not friendly; they stare and do not wave or say 'hello' and 'welcome' like everyone did in Nigeria-
We went to Foumban to see the Sultan's Palace which is home to the 19th sultan of the Baman Dynasty. Sultan Njoya built it in the 20th century. He invented a corn grinding machine, a script for the Bamum language-
a religion that fused Christian and Muslim beliefs and had 681 wives. There were some interesting masks-
and costumes on display-
I like this bag-
A weird new building - a spider on top of a snake-
is being built and the artefacts will be moved there. The visit was an expensive waste of time but thanks once again to Lying Planet, it was a 'must see'!
I found the nearby market much more interesting-
Piles and piles of North American used clothing-
We continued south. Furniture for sale-
It was getting dark and I had my fingers crossed that we'd find a hotel and we did! So nice. Next door was a multitasking restaurant-
The woman came over to the truck and offered to feed us. Even though it took a few hours to prepare (we didn't eat until 9:30), it was some of the best chicken I've had. I drank a litre of Coke Zero since we arrived - (it's hard to find) so I'm pretty sure I'll be awake most of the night. Oh well, I'll enjoy my room and get everything charged! Looking forward to hopefully reaching Yaounde tomorrow!
With a funny menú-