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The First Impressions

Kelly's recollection of the group's first days in Cameroon:

After a long flight, we were warmly welcomed into Yaounde by a large group of Cameroonians at the airport.

Receiving Flowers

Receiving Flowers

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We were then graciously invited to a feast prepared in our honor by the mother of Sylvestre! We got to meet many members of Sylvestre's family, bond with other humanitarian organization representatives, and have our first taste of real Cameroonian cuisine!

The feast! There was plenty of food for herbivores and omnivores alike

The feast! There was plenty of food for herbivores and omnivores alike

Lindsay, Sylvestre's niece, and Alex bonding at the welcome feast

Lindsay, Sylvestre's niece, and Alex bonding at the welcome feast

On our second day, we settled in by visiting a grocery store, solidifying plans and moving into the home of one of Sylvestre's friends who had kindly offered his home to us. Today we woke up bright and early to our first African rainstorm, which was beautiful, violent and refreshing.

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After the rain passed we all headed to our official meeting with the representatives and chiefs of the villages where we would be visiting and distributing surveys. The meeting was extremely effective: we narrowed down our itinerary, set our plans for the next 22 days, and made positive connections with all the people we met.

Posted by amphstravel 04:40 Archived in Cameroon

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