Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar
28

Meet Pete, Songhai, and… my new JOB!

Pete and Sy feed fish

I have mentioned in previous posts that one of the biggest differences between Ghana and Benin (other than the languages) is mode of public transportation. Zemijans, or what the average American would know as a motorcycle, is the Beninese taxi. The zem drivers all wear yellow shirts to signify their profession, though the color of …

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Mar
22

And on the Other Side of the World….

bestfriends

One side effect of living in a developing nation, thousands of miles away from the people you love most in the world, is loneliness.  While there are plenty of interesting locals and worldly expats to meet and experiences to be had, it can’t replace your best friend who hugged you hardest when second you found …

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