It’s me, again! I’m totally in Cameroon, still!
Today was Sunday. It’s also Sunday in the US, but I wanted to give you a point of reference.
Today was supposed to be my day of rest, but instead I was up at 6:30 with the family, because I assumed they were religious and said I’d like to go to church with them. As it turns out, it was just me and the mom heading to church, and the rest of the family stayed home. I could have copped out after all and slept in for once.
Mass was crowded and hot but interesting. Of course, I understood nothing. I don’t speak French really, and even in the U.S. I didn’t understand what the heck was happening in the churches I visited. I’m pretty sure the Jesus they used on the cross is either Jade or glows in the dark. I saw a few of my fellow whities there, but we didn’t get much time to talk. I don’t know if I’ll be heading back any time soon, but hey, it was an experience. Church serves as a good place to display the most fabulous clothes this community has to offer. If nothing else, I at least found out that it is fashionable to match your eyebrows to your dress. Not kidding.
My favorite meal so far is my version of a Cameroonian McMuffin, since McDonald’s doesn’t exist here. It’s bread, an omelet, and some cheese (YES, CHEESE!) you can get from the boutique up the road. It’s friggin’ great.
I’ll only have internet on Sunday, Saturday, and Thursday, but I’ll try to update when I can. It’s a nice place, this Cameroon, and not so different after all.
Except for how I use a bucket for everything. Already, I love my bucket. It flushes toilet, holds bathwater, and does my laundry. I can only imagine how much I’ll love it when I eventually get sick (fingers crossed, it hasn’t happened yet).
I’ll leave you with some real pictures this time!