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Thursday, June 08, 2006

24 days until my Africa trip!!!

  • vaccinations (all six of them) -- done
  • prescriptions (two, one only for emergency) -- filled
  • books (Brandt, Cameroon and Nigeria) -- arrived today and I am already flipping through pages
  • gifts for our hosts -- have to compile a list and buy by the end of June
  • travel arrangements -- done, mostly by our program director
  • packing -- scheduled for July 1, two days before I leave

Our schedule looks exciting; here are some sample activities:

  • Meet Senate President, Speaker of the House, Minister of Education, Minister of Culture and Tourism, and Minister of Women Affairs (Nigeria)
  • Attend a session of the National Assembly (Nigeria)
  • Visit University of Abuja (Nigeria)
  • Tour Abuja City (Nigeria)
  • Visit University of Jos (Nigeria)
  • Tour Jos (Nigeria)
  • Visit National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in Kuru (Nigeria)
  • Visit University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
  • Visit Volcano Site in Douala, Cameroon
  • Visit Botanical Garden in Limbe (Cameroon)
  • Visit University of Buea (Cameroon)
  • Visit Delmonte, Tole Tea, and Semme Mineral Toilet??? (Cameroon)
  • Visit Mankon Museum and have an audience (wow!) at the Mankon Palace
  • Attend a seminar in Bamenda, Cameroon

Of course, it's mostly "work" schedule; we will have free time for other things as well. However, I am not too optimistic for having lots of options; both countries are pretty dangerous for tourists so we will have to be careful.

Anybody been to Cameroon and/or Nigeria before? I would love to hear from you!

1 comment:

Pink Cupcake said...

Oooh, this sounds so interesting and exciting. I'm sure you'll have an amazing time...Please blog whatever you can about it! :)

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