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I recommend the Moulin de France, a good pizza restaurant in downtown Yaoundé. It has an boulangerie and ice cream parlor to rival anything in Togo. The prices more than double what we pay in Lomé, but are still much cheaper than Paris.

Chief's enthronement

Chief's enthronement

Chief's enthronement

Chief's enthronement

Chief's enthronement

Chief's enthronement

New village chief

Recently the new village chief, Abissi Samson, was enthroned. My job was to provide hospitality for everyone coming up from Lomé. We fed 63 people, not including children. Roast goat. I’ve had to downsize the photos because of the slow connection here.

Peripatetic pubs

The women take it in turns to open their courtyards once a week as pubs. One of life’s great pleasures is sitting in the Pidassa family’s courtyard tasting Prudence’s millet beer on a Saturday afternoon. Consistently excellent, and always served with a smile.

Just recovering from five days in bed doing battle with some old enemies: amoebas. The medicine for it is effective, but gives a metallic taste to everything you eat and drink. Try chewing a fork and you’ll get the idea. Faustin looked after me brilliantly, fetching meals from the dining room, shopping, and reporting on progress with the house repairs. I’m better now and back on track.