A little trip to Oboume

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Just a sweet, and very lonely tree
On sunday we went to a village named oboume, where our friend Fulbert had grown up. The trip is over a dirt road that is suitable for 4x4's only. The scenery is absolutely amazing, it's the beginning of the Bateke(not sure of spelling) Plateau, most of which is located in Congo Brazzaville. The land turns to rolling hills, with short grasses and trees become sparse. Termite mounds and little mushroom shaped anthills dot the countryside. Since no actual roads go to Oboume, the dirt track is your only option, and this dirt track crosses from Gabon into Congo Brazzaville, and back again, the only thing that signifies the border is a cement post, so that's pretty fun. The location of oboume on the map is wrong. I'm not sure if it exists on any map, as the village only contains roughly 100 people. For some of the children we were the first white men they'd seen in person, which lended to some serious staring. We went to church with Fulbert and his family, and I must say whether you're a christian or not, if you get a chance to go to church in Gabon, take it. The church service was pretty amazing, the building was no larger than a garage, but the music, the dancing, and the enthusiasm were amazing and totally infectious. After the service we visited with some of Fulbert's relatives, and then off we went back to Lekoni.
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Just a sweet, and very lonely tree
Just a sweet, and very lonely tree
A little anthill
A little anthill
My Captain pose beside a termite m…
My Captain pose beside a termite …
the road to the village
the road to the village
Me, Albert, Mike and Paul at the C…
Me, Albert, Mike and Paul at the …
taking a break at the border
taking a break at the border
Wide Open Spaces on the Bateke Pla…
Wide Open Spaces on the Bateke Pl…
More Wide Open Spaces
More Wide Open Spaces
looked sweet at the time
looked sweet at the time
the village of oboume, thats albe…
the village of oboume, that's alb…
this is the village church
this is the village church
the oboume church, and its congre…
the oboume church, and it's congr…
dude, i want one of those little c…
dude, i want one of those little …
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