January 13, 2004 - Cameroon Corps: Cameroon Peace Corps Volunteer Ted Livant, Ngotto 1995-1997 Agroforestry

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Cameroon Peace Corps Volunteer Ted Livant, Ngotto 1995-1997 Agroforestry

Cameroon Peace Corps Volunteer Ted Livant, Ngotto 1995-1997 Agroforestry

Ted Livant, Ngotto 1995-1997

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GETTING THERE AND AWAY: The village is about 70 km, or 3 hours, from the nearest city, and one could expect to pay 1500 cfa to arrive there using the traditional methods of bush taxis and logging trucks.

To reach the village from Yaoundé, Drink a bottle of gin. Wake up late. Go to Gare de l'est. Take bus to Bertoua (4500cfa). Spend night in Bertuoa-drink bottle of gin. Take moto to checkpoint,hitchhike with loggers and vehicles to Batouri or straight to Ngotto. (1000-2000Cfa). Idiots can take bush taxi. Other close posts are Batouri, Ndelele, and Yokadouma.

CONTACTS: Charles the Nurse. Arlo the beer Guy. The chief, David. Emile my houseboy. Baba the fat moslem guy. Madeline my neighbor. Emmanuell, the guy with 23 kids. The dude that lives near Charles who makes stuff and get get you "stuff".

LODGING OPTIONS: Someone will get you a bed, and a lady, if you wish.

SCHOOLS: Ngotto Vocational Elementary skool

HEALTH FACILITIES: Local health clinic consists of building, three syringes, two needles, 6 bottles of Nigerian pills,and one incompetent nurse. Expect to get a vitamin B12 shot for most problems ranging from genital herpes to Non Hodgkins Lymphoma., No running water. Ask Emile, he got me water.

FESTIVALS: All the national holidays. Pretty much the best parties were funerals. (Amadou died? Let's get plastered!) We liked to think that every day was a party in Ngotto. Why wait for Arbor day?


LANGUAGES: Kako mostly. French. Forms of Bulu,Fulbe. Swedish.

RELIGIONS: Anamist,Christian,Moslem, Othodox Jewish.


CLIMATE AND LANDSCAPE: Hot and wet., Border of Forest and savanah.


CUISINE: Monkey,Turtle,beef,fish,antelope,manioc,manioc,manioc,manioc,manioc,manioc,manioc,peanuts,manioc,spam,spam,spam,manioc.

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