|Merry Christmas! Rather than drive on rough roads, we enjoyed a Christmas break and lounged in our camp in north central Cameroon, near no major place, just bushes patrolled by baboons. We ate well: potatoes, cheese, soup, roast beef. Friendly local villagers visited our campsite and watched us exchange small gifts like fertility dolls and toilet scrub brushes. Then we played homemade 'Cranium' until bedtime, a game that combined charades, humming, trivial pursuit, pictionary, and the namegame. We left the villagers with a strange impression of tourists.