Looking for some info

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By bobcuddy ( on Monday, September 09, 2013 - 12:37 am: Edit Post


From 1965 to `1967 I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, in Ovan in the Ogouee-Ivindo. I went back in 1974 for a day or two.

Since then, I have had no contact with the folks in Ovan, although I have tried a few times to reach them, in vain.

I am hoping to visit Gabon in 2014 or 2015 and get to Ovan and Makokou. My question to you is, is this feasible? I have no idea what kind of transportation exists (it was trucks on dirt roads back in the day), and Iím guessing there is little if any accommodation.

In addition, I will be 72, and I know the rain forest is unkind to geezers .

Iíve researched this a bit on line, but as you know there are things you canít find out on the Internet, despite perceptions to the contrary. Can you give me some advice, or pointers? Were I to fly to Libreville, would there be a realistic way to get to the northeast.?

Iím just looking for a little straight talk from you folks, who are on the scene. My years in Gabon meant a lot to me, and I would like to see it one more time. I would love, of course, to see my friends in Ovan, but I greatly fear most if not all of them have passed on.

I will appreciate any advice and information you can give me.

Thanks in advance.

Bob Cuddy
Gabon IV

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