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At 7:00 Pierre and his wife Honorine and Kofi came by to say hello and to give me a cell phone with a local sim car I will use while in Togo. There are no phones in the rooms in this little inn so one must make his own arrangements. We chatted briefly and then they were off to make arrangements for our festival which will be observed up north in Kpalime.
A strong morning coffee was delicious. As I sipped and savored it, I listened ...
... success story but alot of people are still living off about 50p a day in complete poverty. If they can't afford to eat or get clean water then a lot just die. Most of the children could be straight of a oxfam ad. Maybe success in Africa is measured by whether or not you have had a long running civil war with lots of genocide.
Despite the poverty I haven't really had anyone hassling or begging off me which is great. Things are also really cheap, it cost me 90p for a ...
... am much better than what I was on June 17 and I am glad. I can banter back and forth in French even with the "ehn"s and pauses. And when someone approaches me, I can pat my chest and say "Aaal izz well" and know I'll be fine. (Well, most of the time. With impatient clients at the bank, it could be a bit difficult.)
This final post has really taken me a long time to write. Maybe, because it has been so difficult ...
... Marché and so off we went.
We drove into town with the car windows down and the cool lagoon breeze blowing into the car. I was just thinking of how beautiful the weather in Lomé was when Madame Tay said "Mets ta porchette dans son sac (Put your purse into your bag" I was surprised. Why did I have to put my purse into my bag in the car? Madame Tay said that a thief could steal it by putting in his/her hands through the window. I chuckled and put ...
... the conference events and he wouldn't have enough time to change. Everyone was confused. Changing wouldn't take more than 10 minutes. But to Mama D, Mr. President should never have to travel in his tux so he should travel 2 hours to another airport when there was one 20 minutes from his hotel... Incroyable
We eventually left the meeting after Mama D was left in a state where she could finally start sleeping at night. I ate delicious Djekume, a Togolese ...
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