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07 April 2013

The excitement is mounting up

Tomorrow is the big day and we are taking off to Cameroon and Burkina Faso, the trip once again is going to be a long one, many things to do, many partners to meet and the preparations are way under way and the excitement is mounting up.
Some admins (for your information):

Visas:
Visa was quite simple this time, it is a simple procedure to get a visa to Burkina Faso, the honorary consul, in Herzeliya, is very hospitable, you send them the form, schedule a meeting and within 15 minutes you have the visa and not so expensive only 250NIS.

Cameroon, a bit more expensive $400 NIS and a bit longer, but hospitable none the less.
Airlines:
This time we are flying Turkish airlines – they have a direct flight from Istanbul to many places in Africa, in our case both the Yaounde (capital of Cameroon) and Ouagadougou (capital of Burkina Faso). Convenient times, you leave Israel around 12:00 noon and reach Africa around at night.

Weather:
It's going to be HOT HOT HOT in the 30's in Yaoundé with rain and even hotter in Maroua 39-40c.

Maroua
We will be reaching Yaoundé at 12:00 midnight and are taking an early morning flight to Maroua. Maroua is the capital of the Far North Region of Cameroon, (bordering with Mali) it’s a predominant Muslim area, very arid, and in great need of water and agricultural solutions.

In Maroua we are going to see a drip irrigation project – in French "Gouta Gout", in which we plan to add the sustainability factor and to assist to take the project regional. Cross your fingers for us!

I hope to bring you some interesting pictures of the people and villages we plan to meet.

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