Tuesday, January 21, 2014
We will be visiting eight countries over about 6 weeks.
In this car:
So here is our (rough) itinerary:
January 23: Conakry - Kankan
January 24: Kankan - Bamako
January 25-28: Bamako
January 28: Bamako - Bobo (there are baby elephants here!)
January 29: Bobo
Janurary 30: Bobo - Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
February 4: W Park (Benin)
February 5-7: Northern Benin, where there are lots of national parks and houses that look like castles
February 8-12: Porto Novo and Cotonou (Benin), visiting a village on stilits, the home of voodoo, and beaches
February 13-15: Lome (Togo), honestly don't know what we're doing here yet, but they are said to have the best national beer in West Africa
February 16-19: Accra (Ghana)
February 20-22: Cape Coast, beautiful beaches and english speakers
February 22-March 1: Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
March 1 - March 7: Carnival at Cape Verde, daiquiris, feathered costumes and snorkling!
Or course, these dates will probably change as we find cooler things to do in other places or if we get flat tires. If you want to follow the trip's official blog, you can find it here:
And now, off to Bamako!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
|They even have trampolines in Dakar|
|The boys of Green Hand Action|
|A vine bridge near Lola|
(EDIT: It seems unsavory to end my blog post with the word "snot", so here's some more highlights)
Some of my Best Memories: Squatting in the garden, planting onions next to my host mom. Dancing with the members of my gardening groupement.wearing our matching outfits. Digging up a wild yam with my master farmer and roasting it over a fire in the middle of the woods. Dancing in the first rain of the season with all the kids in my compound. Selling my family's produce in the market, bartering with all the market mamas. Biking at night and looking up to see the whole milky way turning around me.
Monday, November 25, 2013
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Friday, September 27, 2013
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Saturday, August 10, 2013
So for the end of Ramadan, everyone goes to mosque for a big service/prayer but since our mosque isn't big enough, we have an outside prayer at the intersection near my house. I would say almost a thousand people come to line their prayer mats up on the soccer field and road.
Please note the awesome rainbow umbrella to block the sun.