Worshipping the cipro god
Trip Start Apr 18, 2012
7Trip End May 26, 2012
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Time is just flying by here in Kumbo. On Friday we visited a local dairy in the village of Tadu. This facility was built as a gift from the Land O' Lakes company. They produce mainly sweetened yogurt (pineapple, strawberry, vanilla, plain) because it keeps very well and is easy to produce. They are planning to produce a sugar-free yogurt soon, because there are soooo many diabetics here. The dairy also produces butter and cheese, but these are not terribly popular except among the expats. When we arrived at the dairy, they were just preparing to ship around $150 of Gouda cheese to the US embassy in Yaounde. We really enjoyed the tour and were impressed at the cleanliness and quality control. Attached are some pictures.
After Tadu, we travelled to the famed city of Oku
Then on Saturday, things for Andy went downhill a bit. In the evening, we were caught in a rainshower on our walk back to the house. Andy became chilled. Just when he thought he was warm, the chills became very violent and he spiked a fever. After a few hours the chills went away but he developed a terrible "running stomach". In the course of the night he got up at least 10 times, passed out and fell twice, drank 4L of gatorade, and generally complained a lot. In the morning he started some Cipro (Thanks Dr. Higbee!!!), but it was probably already too late for it to take much effect. So he suffered all day Sunday, and really didn't get out of bed. Monday, he turned a corner a bit and was able to walk around some. Today, all is well and he's really hungry! So, we highly recommend to listen to the doctors when they say to take Cipro early! Being sick is really boring.
Anyway, we are headed up to the high country today after greeting the Fon of Nso this morning. We probably will not have electricity, so our next post will probably be in about a week or so.