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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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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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Day 33/4

Well, the lie in got thrown out of the window this weekend. Seeing as I spent the best part of two years with only a vague memory of what the day looks like before 11, getting up at 7 every day has been a killer ??? a killer tolerable only with the …

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Day 29

Even though a lot of stuff happened today, I still managed to get a good chunk of my thriller down me. It was almost like I was on holiday. In the morning, I went with Adamou to the painter???s to collect my t-shirts and the banner that I???d paid for…

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Day 27

It???s super annoying, but every morning after I take my weekly anti malaria medicine I become violently ill. Unable to move ill. Force you to stop listening to anything more challenging than the Guillemots ill. It passes eventually though, and I ge…

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