Tagged: West Africa

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Guinea: Not JUST an Ebola Country

A few years ago, people couldn’t point to Guinea on a map. Even people who thought they knew something about the West African country were usually just confusing it with somewhere else. People still probably can’t point to Guinea on a map, but at least...

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Ramadan in Guinea

Today is the first day of Ramadan. I should have thought about that before booking my ticket. I seriously hope I get sufficiently fed for the remainder of my time here. I saw Sorel eating a piece of bread today though, so I asked Ali...

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African Drum Lesson

The twins asked if I wanted to learn some more African dance this morning, but I was so freakin’ lethargic, I told them no. But then I went to the circus school with Yamoussa anyway. Norbert greeted me as soon as he walked in. Norbert is...

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Another Day in Paradise

I ate beans with pasta and mayo for breakfast this morning. With an orange soda. I have no idea how that makes sense, but I am just grateful I recognized everything on my plate for once. There was a terrible storm last night, so it’s much cooler today....

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On My Way to Africa!

I did it!! Holy crap: I’m on my way to Africa! I found a bus ticket from Seattle to Vancouver and a reasonably-priced, last-minute ticket leaving from Vancouver, B.C. to freaking Conakry. I’m a little bit nervous because well, I screwed up big time. My dad is...

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Africa on My Mind

I’m totally freaking out. I have kind of a large friend group of West Africans from my stint at the circus, and tonight they invited me to Africa with them! At some point when I was working for the show in Dallas, they found out...