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Retrait (Wednesday, 2011 December 14)

December 15th, 2011

Well, I’m still on the plane, may as well write up some more pictures.

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Decorating your moto is a time-honored tradition in Cameroon. This one is labeled "the black pope".

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We did a surprise baby shower for Guillaine, who used to work at our favorite bar.

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This MTN ad campaign (half a year old now?) is still a little inspiring to me. Be unstoppable.

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"Detective Whiskey" and "Officer Vodka" are brand names that we find amusing. But nowhere near as amusing as..

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Gin My Lady! Purchased by Allison for a stunning 1000 CFA.

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Bunch of people came to my house to watch the Retirement Dance (Dance de Retrait).

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One of the dancers!

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Dancers in traditional garb. Note the designs on their, uh, skirts. That’s a traditional Bamiléké design.

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One of my students, who borrowed my camera to film the event. The shirt I’m wearing is the coordinated pagne for one of the concerned families.

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Queue de cheval, horse tail.

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This kind of cane is traditional in this dance.

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Here’s a bonus: some pictures of our Thanksgiving in Bangangté.

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