Momentum. It came out of nowhere. The pace was slow my first six months, awkward and somewhat arduous. There were too many things to remember, names and prices and rules and schedules. I could anticipate nothing but that eventually I’d get the swing of things. Now I can say I’ve been in my village for…

Rainy Season

Boly’s rain came at the end of June and lasted until late August. With no irrigation system, compounds and roads flood to the point that it makes getting around particularly difficult, especially if you’re sick and need to travel to the road town to seek medical care. You can’t just take the direct road west,…

true size of africa

Africa = US + China + India + Japan + W. Europe + E. Europe Infographic Map by Kai Krause