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... a person has of an area) that Dieneba Soma, Maya’s family friend, drew out for us to reach her house. We wandered through the empty streets until we arrived at our destination, Avenue Ouezzin Coullibaly. We were greeted by Mrs. Soma who was dressed in a faso danfani, a traditional dress still worn by most women in Burkina Faso. We quickly settled in, threw on some nice clothes and deemed ourselves ready. We were off to go to the Panafrican Film ...
In Ouaga, there are wide avenues crossing the city. Around a relatively developed city center, suburbs make tourists feel ashamed that the Western world does not do more to help Burkina, and on the edge thereof, there are 'gares routieres'. Each bus company has its own station and, as I figured out this morning, they seem to make sure that they are as ...
I wouldn't have been disappointed if I’d slept in, but that’s how it is. When you go to bed early, you wake up early as well. But here in Africa, being up on your feet early had its upsides, as well. The most obvious one was a wonderful, almost cool morning. If you miss those mornings, you have an impression that African days are one continuous, relentless oven. But if you get out while the hours are still in single digits, it may actually be truly pleasant to take a walk.
Paul and Lois turned out to be nice, friendly and communicative, just as most Americans are, wherever you find them. You can always tell the Americans from the rest of the white bunch just by their chatty ways, even if you are deaf to their accent. So this couple was no exception. Soon we realised that we were all headed in the same direction, at least for the next two or three days. Same as me, they were well informed about the fact that up there, in north-east of the country, ...
... and turn to my hearts content in the heat. My new cooking partner is a complete nightmare. He is a mad scientist and has the concentration of a goldfish. When we were preparing the evening meal he just kept wandering off because he forgot he was cooking. IN THE END i ASKED HIS WIFE TO NAG HIM INTO SUBMISSION BUT SHE SAYS THQT HASN.T WORKED IN THE LAST 20 YEARS; wHEN WE NEXT COOK i AM going to write down a list of what I want him to do to see if that works. I ...
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