September 4, 2018

August 28, 2018

Glorious land with fascinating customs

Submerging into cultures is a passion of mine. Being in West Africa opens an opportunity to learn a little more about their world known black magic fascination.

I visited the fetish market in Lome, Togo. Place arranged by the govern...

August 24, 2018

We love the ocean, somehow it always makes us feel calm and home.  After three weeks in Parakou we decided to treat ourselves going to the beach to recharge our spirits for a few nights.

8 hrs here we come!

Being still in a place makes us appreciate everything on the lon...

August 21, 2018

Wacky stomach flu lasting over two weeks and having issues to stick to our usual weight.

We are getting tired of eating the same stuff day after day. Even Mateo refuses sweet potatoes now. Being sick does not help.

Mateo and I visit the market every other day to search f...

August 18, 2018

Warmed by smiles and harmonized by the sweet taste of mangos, coconuts, papayas, sweet potatoes, avocados and plantains we find ourselves insolated in Parakou.

With bright red soil and puddles the size of a children’s swimming pool we discover our new neighborhood.

I wou...

July 28, 2018

Today I write by the sound of African drums. I am in bed, scarcely lit by a minuscule red bulb. Is supposed to keep mosquitos away. At my left, my handsome warrior and my little king to my right. We are on our last stop before arriving to our home in Parakou. We are co...

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