Wednesday 4th September 2013
I’ve finally got all my official paperwork in. I set off to London yesterday on a six hour round trip to spend less than 10 minutes in the Cameroon High Commission picking up my passport.
Apparently there is now a new system that enables you to get your passport on the same day. Arrive in the morning between 9.30 – 12.30 and collect your visa between 2p.m. – 4 p.m.
When I pointed out that there’s no mention of this on the website the very friendly receptionist said quite casually ‘we’ll be updating the website soon.’
Knowing of such a change in the system would have saved me nearly £16 in postal order and special delivery postage. Almost the cost of the coach tickets to London and back. Still, a small price to pay for the learning.
The long coach trip was not wasted though. I managed to get through a good chunk of The Healing Wisdom of Africa.
As I made my way across London I reflected at how my experiences so far have equipped me to operate very well in this physical Western world, but has ill prepared me to understand and function in the spiritual world of my ancestors.
I feel like I’m going to Africa as a spiritual infant.