Monday, December 04, 2006

All good things...

On Saturday night we said our goodbyes to Mum and Dad. It was sad to see them go we have had a great time together and I think they really enjoyed it too. We have visited many places, seen many sights and generally had a great time. We had a few worrying moments, many a near miss in cars, we got the closest to having to pay a bribe we have ever been when we got stopped at a routine road block by the police who were insisting we showed our vaccination certificates for yellow fever. After a lot of arguing and out car driver taking our side the police man gave in and let us carry on. We saw some great examples of Cameroon organisation (or lack of it) along with most things happening at African time, buses leaving 2 1/2 hours late etc.

We are very grateful to Mum and Dad for coming to visit us, for all the goodies they brought with them and fro all the struggles they over came. So thank you very much, we really appreciate it and hope you both enjoyed your trip. Cameroon may not be the first place you would think of coming on holiday and it would be pretty difficult if you did not know anyone there. However it is a beautiful country with so much to offer, even if they do all drive like nut cases.

Mum summed up life in Cameroon well, they are poor but appear very happy. People do not have much but make do with what they have.

I hope that blogging will now return to its usual service after the short interlude you have experienced. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


Sophie said...

Glad you had a good time with your parents and have sent them home in one piece despite the driving :-) I've missed the blogging while you've been busy!

Margaret said...

We had a wonderful time. It is a beautiful country and the people are some of the nicest I have ever met. Can't believe it's all over