The last few days have been a blur as we unpack and get settled into our new home but I thought I would give an update on what we’ve been up to.
We arrived early Friday evening into Yaoundé after a very uneventful flight from Paris to Brussels to Yaoundé. After the health officials verified we had the correct shots we grabbed some carts and ALL our suitcases off the baggage conveyers and we were stopped by some Cameroonian officials who verified that the baggage we grabbed matched the stickers the airline gave us when we checked in at Paris. (I think this should be done everywhere, took a few seconds and we were sure that we didn’t grab the wrong suitcases or someone grabbed ours by mistake) We then went through customs without any problems after they looked at an x-ray of our suitcases.
Our house is only about 20 minutes from the airport. We were able to see some of the lush and green environment that we are living in and as we got closer to the city we were able to see everything being sold be the side of the road from pre-paid cell phone cards to fine wooden furniture. We made it to our home and had the suitcases inside before the rain came.
It has been a great blessing to have had so many people provide our meals for us since we arrived, we even had food in our refrigerator when we got here!
Today we learned how to take the taxis, he even understood my French!
Tomorrow we get to go to the market and learn how to shop.
I will try to get some pictures uploaded tomorrow.