Ready to leave Maroua! Monday was the depart. First by bus from Masroua to Ngaoundere, which took 8 hours. Then we arrived at the railway station. As everything was going wrong! The woman I had send a SMS was there, but she informed about the reservation. Guess what we found out….. Yep no reservation for the four of us, so no sleeping cabin. Already 3.00 pm, and still no change in the situation. I was too tired to do anything 🙁 Just before departure Roeland succeeded in getting a sleeping cabin. After a lot of bustle and irritations. 3 students in one cabin and the other student in another cabin. Strange, but we thought that would be easy to change in the train. Completely tired we
We left on time, 6.10 pm. We asked the women in the cabin, if she want to change cabins with Tom, who was in the other cabin in his own. But she refused….bitchy…so again bad luck.
More misery was ahead…..the train had a delay. After travelling 19 hours by train we arrived 1.00 pm in Yaounde. We called Sylvie (family in Yaounde) to come and pick us up. And so we arrived at their home, where we could stay. After 2 days of travelling we were very tired. Glad that we had a place to stay the first night in Yaounde. Marjolein was still not recovered…the situation was even worse, sadly 🙁
Next day we’ll what the plans will be.
Next day it was Wednesday, time to bring Tom and Roeland to the bus station. They would leave from Douala. As everyone knows, plans change quickly in Cameroon. The situation of Marjolein was still not improved. So we decided to stay in Yaounde and search for a hospital and a hotel.
At the hospital they said she had malaria and with the drugs it would improve. And it did, the next day was better.
The we put everything in the same hotel we visited last time. After installing I went to the city centre of Yaounde with two brothers of Sylvie. You have to be accompanied, since Yaounde can be dangerous. Especially if you don’t know the roads.
We visited the central market, the fruit market and the supermarket. I found almost everything I wanted. Great. Already tired, but for now no trips anymore.
The family is very nice to us, but it was a pity a couldn’t be there for long. Now, just one week and a half left……let’s hope time flies and the health situation improves 😉
Still in Yaounde…….
The health situation of Marjolein has already been improved. But since Monday I’m feeling very tired. In the night I had a fever of 29.3 degrees. Also after taking Arsumax (against malaria) the fever just only dropped to 83.9 degrees. Alarming when it was still on a stable 39.0 degrees. This meant the Arsumax didn’t work…….malaria had now the chance to spread out. In the morning we went straight to the hospital.
And here we are again. The same doctor as Marjolein had. He’s very young and takes the time to explain everything. I came there and told all symptoms; tired, perspiring, headeache and nauseous. He said it was malaria, but new medication was necessary. He precribed Halfon. I took it just one day, every 6 hours 2 tablets. At the end of the same day I already felt better.
The remaining days in Yaounde were for the recovery 😉 😉 Just hanging around with the family. Time flies at the moment. I think it’s because of the days that were lost during illness and we visited the family evry day. There we bought vegetables, rice and pasta for them. We got every day to eat! 🙂 The rest of the days were really fun with them.
Departure (friday) is approaching…..;) 🙂