We just arrived at Monsieur Patrick's plantation about five hours outside of Douala. We spent the day driving through the countryside, and stopped to buy fresh fruits, see a waterfall and smelled the fragrant flowers produced by the Coffee trees that cover over 150 acres of his 1,000 acre farm. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and the people are incredibly friendly and beautiful. We bounced around in the car with our eyes wide and our smiles even larger. We are learning so much, everything from the politics of the region, to the production of coffee, natural rubber and oil substitutes, to the significance of a person's social status based on the number of silver tinned roofs his house is comprised of. We look forward to many lessons and experiences that this beautiful country and its people have to offer. Tomorrow we are planning on heading to the medical university...this is where our work begins! Another sincere thank you goes out to everyone that helped make this amazing journey begin!
"You will realize when you are older that learning about different cultures allows you to gain true comprehension and to find peace." -Monsieur Patrick Desplaces-