"Capital full of surprises." Douala by johnkebab

Douala Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 36 photos


There are several outstanding things I remember about Douala, the Colonial style buildings, left over from British rule, some in various states of disrepair, some looking glorious.

The market vendors walking around with a sample of what they were selling on their heads, kind of like a mobile market if you will, friendly people indeed.

But for me possibly the most outstanding thing was the international community that lived there if you just dug a little deeper. Italians, Lebanese, French, Brits, I had the best meal of my life in a Lebanese restaurant there, amazing food, great conversation and really really interesting people that had come together in Douala for work or too live, or some who came to work but stayed to live........

  • Last visit to Douala: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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