Quality Internet connections have been hard to find in small-town Cameroon, so these entries are a few days behind. Thanks for your patience!
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Saturday, Sept. 13
Limbe, Cameroon

Someone stole my pants in Ghana. They were drying on the clothesline, a light-weight pair of hiking trousers, and they disappeared.

They were my only pair.

My replacement pants!

My replacement pants!

Luckily for me, tailors are as common in West Africa as Starbucks are in Seattle. So I played like a local. I went to the market and bought fabric, then took it to a tailor and described how I hoped the end result would look. The tailor took my measurements, and a day later I picked up these pants. They’re not quick-dry or high-tech, but they’re fashionable!

A few more photos of Limbe:

Family photo shoot! Bea, her baby Lona and 8-year-old Terrypaul.

Family photo shoot! Bea, her baby Lona and 8-year-old Terrypaul.

Beas family parlour. Decor in Cameroon requires hanging family photos up near the ceiling, even if theres nothing else on the wall.

Bea's family parlour. Decor in Cameroon requires hanging family photos up near the ceiling, even if there's nothing else on the wall.

Nancy, Beas younger sister, and I went to the fish market, where we found this huge turtle shell. The turtle meat was on sale with the fish! And no, its not legal.

Nancy, Beas younger sister, and I went to the fish market, where we found this huge turtle shell. The turtle meat was on sale with the fish! And no, its not legal.

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