Category: Peace Corps

Too many ignames !

Too many ignames !

Just got back from Savalou. Spent a couple of days eating really good food and saying good-bye to Brook’s post. I’ll try to get the tons of pictures Bertrand took posted both here and...

Yes, I am engaged.

Yes, I am engaged.

I apologize for the lack of personal emails, but internet is expensive and if I’m at the cybercafé, usually I’m working. Anyway, it wasn’t terribly romantic, but it got the job done. No, being...

It’s GAME DAY, BABY!!!

It’s GAME DAY, BABY!!!

In line at 6am to buy tickets. Huge lines of people shoving and pushing and yelling as the ticket booths opened an hour late. What?!?! Only the expensive tickets can be bought in this...

COS Conference

COS Conference

Was a drunken orgy that mostly, I slept through. I seem to mark all important trips, conferences, parties, etc. here in Benin with extreme bouts of food poisoning. Other than that, the conference was...

Not in Benin!

Not in Benin!

Actually, I’m in Senegal. Dakar, to be precise. Why this sudden change of capital cities? Turns out, I need to get some wisdom teeth pulled. Turns out, one of ‘em’s not growing in straight...

Work harder, not smarter.

Work harder, not smarter.

Me to security at work as I come in this afternoon: Who’s responsible for turning on and off the generator? Security: I am. Me: Oh, you might want to switch it off then. Power’s...

Vaaccaaaayyyyyy!!

Vaaccaaaayyyyyy!!

The All-Volunteer Conference was nice. I didn’t actually get to enjoy it as much as I’d hoped, mostly because I was running around frantically trying to wrap up last minute details for the GAD...