Hello Gabon

Trip Start Sep 05, 2012
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Trip End Dec 22, 2012


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Flag of Gabon  , Central,
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Up super early, excited to enter Gabon especially after another rubbish night sleep... Didn't notice the mosque next door when we checked in.

Leaving Cameroon was no problem, perfect roads and with efficient border officials!

Hmm entering Gabon however presented a few issues... For some reason our visa wasn't acceptable, apparently it has to be issued in yaounde and not Dakar! He said we had to go back to yaounde to apply for a new one...hmm a 600km round trip.

We did some dignified pleading and flipping through the passport showing visa issued in london etc and he finally started to soften but no decision could be made until the brigadiers agreed...so we have to wait...

An hour and half later we were allowed to enter (unstamped) but we had to repeat to the police at the first town of mitzig. Not a problem, get ther e and ha dot wait another hour or so but then cleared with no issue! No idea what the drama was about?

Stayed in oyem for the night.

Still loving everyday and have to be thankful for the opportunity but feeling a little unchallenged by the paved roads and hotels (albeit no showers or hot water!)...
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