March 11, 2008

Sort of an update


I’ve been gone. True enough, it’s been a week and a half of hectiness, and I will concede that I’ve been too tired to even write up my days, or think about writing them up.

I went all the way up to Natitingou, in the north of Benin, where very surprisingly the accommodations were quite nice. Of course, nothing ever happens smoothly in Africa, so when we left early Sunday morning for the 7 hour drive, my bag was left behind. By the time the driver got the phone call, it was too late to turn around, so I had to depend on the clean underwear I had in my backpack and spend 48 hours in the same clothes until my stuff came on the next bus.

The following day I drove down to Parakou, also in the north. Both destinations were dryer, and so the heat was much less stifling, thank God.

Work went well, overall. Of course, I had a million awaiting me, and more work to tend to this week.

I’ve been a bit under the weather too, so that might explain my reluctance to write. I did enjoy a night out with a bunch of Interns I met my chance, but have otherwise been busy working and sweating.

The Beaver
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Thanks and may the winds of Fate blow your way !


Saur♥Kraut said...

Ah yes. Nothing like crusty drawers, right? :P

I'm glad things are going well overall. Hopefully you'll get over whatever is making you feel blah. There are SO many lovely diseases to catch-n-carry. We'll just hope yours is a minor cold. :D

Salt Water said...

"Natitingou, in the north of Benin" means I'm off to the Atlas. Oh, yes. I see it is between Togo and Nigeria, or has Togo changed it's name. My atlas is a 1987 edition.
Always glad to hear you are well and getting out. I tried to post a comment on your latest video, but it would not go. Congrats Oh Brave One.