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“Christy, these T-shirts…they can’t stay. That ok love?” “Why?” “Well. It’s just… They’re dirty.” I looked at the offending plain white t shirts. Well, previously plain. They were caked in the dust of developing countries and the sweat of char…

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Stranded under the mango tree

Wierdly, through no express effort of my own, I seemed to be in high demand during my final weekend here. On the Saturday I went to the Internet caf?? to post the few blogs I???d gotten around to writing, presenting the building tourist guide style t…

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Day 40

Fuck illnesses man. No fun. I???ve just come out of the worst case of the shits I???ve ever had ??? as in, 2 days clean, started feeling pretty good ??? when out of nowhere I can???t stop being sick. As I???m writing this I???m staring through the crack in the …

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Day 37

Today was a nation wide party for Benin! 52 years of independence. 52 years of freedom, everyone cries! (Erm, yeah, if you forget that 17 year blip of military dictatorship under kerekou). Work at the NGO was called off for the day to allow us to …

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