Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct
15

Navigating Niger: My Last Days in West Africa

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After finishing up with my job at USAID and saying farewell to my friends in Benin, I boarded a bus that would eventually get me to Niger (around 500 miles north of my former home city of Cotonou.) First, I stopped half way up the stretch of Benin to visit a few Peace Corps friends. …

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Oct
05

Pack it Up, Pack it In, I’m Leaving Benin!

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It is diffucult to know exactly how to express my experience of preparing to say good-bye to the city of Cotonou and all the people that have made it feel like home.  I arrived here in January knowing all of five words in French, and having only one person as a contact to help me …

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