Arrived – Day 1

Nearly 18 hours of flight time, 30+ hours travelling and we made it.  All luggage accounted for.  Everything just peachy.

We arrived in Yaounde to the sounds of the city.

The beautiful sound of torrential downpour as we exited the airport.  Repeated again during the night and then in the afternoon.  It’s no wonder this city is lush and green!

The sound of monkeys chatting and running on the roof of the hotel.

The “cocorico” of the roosters announcing everything but the arrival of dawn.

The swarms of happy, chipper birds singing their welcoming songs to awake us fully in the morning.

Best of all, the simple sounds of “bonjour” from nearly everyone we cross on the streets.  Such a friendly first day.

~ by Caroline Spira on November 1, 2009.

2 Responses to “Arrived – Day 1”

  1. I’m not sure if you received my message as I’m having trouble getting this to accept it. In case it hasn’t come through I will try again. I just wanted you to know how much I am enjoying checking your blog each day hoping for an update. What an adventure and I get to experience it through you! Just wanted you to know how much we love you and how proud we are of you. Love, Auntie C

    • Not only did we get your message – but we felt the love coming through! Thanks for the good wishes!

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