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 31

???Some of my best friends are Muslim???. There we go, cleared of all accusations of being intolerant. Fucking Ramadan! Encouraging bellowing out the call to prayer at 4am! It???s wicked. I mean, during Ramadan all anyone talks about is how hungry they …

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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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Day 26

As the day begins to wind down here, and I have to accept that the stuff I???d planned to do will have to take place tomorrow, everyone gathers together outside to shoot the shit. Not sure what caused it, but today we got into a heavy (ish) discussi…

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