Psychologists recommend you buy a ticket be it a bus, train or flight ticket and take an impromptu trip. Just go anywhere and do not over think or try to plan the entire trip so its perfect, honey just get on board and go. Trust me trips like this will free your spirit and renew your mind. It just works magic like nothing you ever fathom in your life. This week i decided to visit the South West Region of my country. It is a great touristic site and home to the only active volcano in the region. The population is average and the warm nature of the people give you the feeling of home though far from home. I say “visited” because I explored the town of Buea like never before and had a chance to be at the two main places in the town that I’ve been dying to see.
Change of environment and experiencing nature is one of the best ways to get through whatever fireball life throws at you. It’s always the start of something new and refreshing. My first stop was the Our Lady of Grace Shrine, Sasse. I heard of this place recently and so i had to go there and experience the wonders of it. It’s a quiet spot owned by Catholics. It has a chapel where morning and evening mass is carried out. It also holds a healing service on the last Tuesday of every month. The most intriguing part about this serene location is the waterfall.
The water comes out from the rocks and trees and that to me is simply amazing. This water has been blessed already so it is used as “holy water” and many people who come there drink it after prayers and you can take some home with you. If you need a break from it all,and just time alone with your God, Honey you’ve got to visit this shrine and when you leave you will feel an inner peace that u never knew before. Might be hard to get a car going there so motorbikes are the preferred mode of transportation so dress ready to hop on one if you’re not rolling private. Fashion advice, wear warm clothes that cover all body parts to avoid insect bites and boots too if you wouldn’t want to take off your shoes like i did at the waterfall bridge which to me is more refreshing.
Next stop, the Reunification Monument. One word only, INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!
Located at the governors’ office Buea,this is definitely is one of the most beautiful structures in the town. It’s just so elegant and the structure commands its name.Though visitors now have to pay a fee of 200cfa to visit the place, you best believe that your visit will be worth more than that. The fee is used to pay the gardeners and janitors so that is your own little way of giving back right? This structure was erected to mark fifty years of Cameroonian Independence and Reunification. It has a touch of Africa in miniature and that is exactly what Cameroon as a nation is.
Next time you’re in the South Region treat yourself to these sites and you might visit more areas than i did. You can send me an email sharing your experience and photos too. That way you can feature on the #MyBeautifulCameroon posts and remember this, Happiness is not given to you by material possessions or any human, it is all in you. So take a trip whenever you feel like it,you only have this one life to live, fill it up with experiences and memories. #LovingYourselfIsTheNewBlack and ohh P.S take a crazy/best friend along with you,he/she will double the fun and plus you will need someone to take capture the moments for you right?!