The observations and updates of a foreign service family. Will post our travels here as we wander on our diplomatic adventure.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Our house in Yaounde!

The facade

the driveway

one of the unique thing in our house

Claire St. this way pls..

view from the back patio

the backyard and the back patio

Jeff w/Augustine the day shift guard.

The house was assigned to us before we ever arrived and we had seen some photos of it, so we had an idea of what we were getting into.
It's a pretty cool house...older but comfortable. It's got 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. But the best part is the we have a pool! Not bad. It's got furniture everywhere already, all are Oak color! I dont like that color in a furniture but thats fine its usable anyway we just have to get it arranged once our HHE arrives. The house got steel bars over all the windows, and steel gates in front of all the a security system, you hear a chime when somebody open the door and not to mention the panic door that is installed in the hallway where Claire and our bedroom is, its a heavy metal kinda bullet proof door. We're locked in pretty good at night, not to mention our 24/7 guard. We have a washer/dryer, full size freezer, fridge, a gas stove and a water distiller. The bedrooms are big, with split ac units...the bathrooms are going to take some getting used to. The bathroom in our bedroom looks like it still has all original items since the house was built!! The sink has separate hot and cold faucets! Pretty unbelievable...we got a good laugh out of that one. haha. But it makes Jeff's shaving difficult! All the toilets are the european style, with the pull-up flusher in the center. Water pressure here is hit or miss...we have two water tanks for the house. Like I said the best part is the's not gigantic, but a nice size. It's green everywhere, coconut trees, banana trees and other native plants. We've started planting flowers...and we're going to plant some vegetables and herbs...there's a section in the yard the previous resident used for a garden so we're going to get that area ready. Im having my mom in law send me some more flower seeds from the states but we'll see about that since there is a restriction on the diplomatic pouch.The flooring in this house is 100% tiles which is nice. In our yard there's this native cabana where Jeff and I likes to hang out on weekends while having coffee and enjoying the morning breeze of Cameroon and sometimes it give me the feeling like we're on vacation in a resort back home(Philippines).Life in Yaounde is not bad at all. Im contented and happy as long as me,jeff and lil stinker Claire are together.


Search This Blog

My Adventure

My Adventure
My Adventure

About Me

My photo
Yaounde, Cameroon


US Embassy Yaounde Yaounde Cameroon World Cup 2010 ASOY Cameroon Soccer team FIFA 2010 HHE Hilton holtel yaounde Marine Ball Philippine passport Yaounde Cameroon 112thPhilippine Independence day 113th Philippine Independence Day AERAY Aak me Boracay Accommodation Adobo Arc de Triomphe Asia Ayaba hotel Bamenda Beef caldereta Benjamin Franklin State Dining room Bidding season Birthday Blogger Bobby Flay Bonne Fete de la Femme Boracay island Brussels airline CFC CLO Cameroon Celebrate 26th Internaional Women's day Cameroon City tour Cameroon visa Cameroon vs Gabon Cameroon vs Morocco Casino Cebu City Central and south America Champ Du Mars Chocolate hills Christmas Coconut DCM DOS Differential Diplomatic pouch Dress blue Dulles Dock Dumsers Duoala Edea Eiffel Tower Equal Rights and opportunity for all Equal rights Europe FCC FS Fairway Bluewater golf resort Filipino cooking class First day of school Fon du Mankon Gabon Soccer Team Generalist and Specialist Bidlist Golf Golf Tournament Green beans casserole Ham Higgins crab house Hilton Home jersey Illomba hotel India Indomitable Lions International Women's Day International Womens day International day June 12th Kick off day KidJam Kribi beach Le Flamboyant Leche flan Lechon Lions Indomitable Louvre Museum MSG yaounde Mahima Super Marché Malaria pills Manila March 8th Marché le Mfoundi Marine House Marine ball corps Mefloquine Michael Jackson Mont Febé Mt. Febe Nigi Nigi Resort North Africa Ocean City Old cameroon house PPD Pack out Palais de Congres Pancit bihon Panye Paris Philippine flag Pito Huts RENO911 RSO RSO/ESO STS Seabees Seine River Serena hotel Shots TDY TMONE Tarsier Thypoid Transfer assignment Transfer order Trashers Trimpers Tsinga Craft Market UAB UAB and Consumables Shipments UN day USE Yaounde VSO WV Welcome Party World Cup Yaounde Golf Club Yaounde airport and Consumables Shipments bohol diplomatic passport halloween hardship haunted house hoorah kimona lobe waterfalls marine corps birthday outdoor goal set pirates post property in Boracay. Baling Hai sarong security lock tinikling travel wii game yard yellow fever