Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I Ain't Dead Yet

Dry season has arrived, and with it, regular blackouts. Electricity for Benin is generated in Ghana at a hydroelectric dam, so when rainfall decreases, there are energy shortages, and it gets difficult to find an Internet cafe that has power. It was especially disruptive when the power went out while my school was photocopying tests during the testing week, and all the classes were delayed for two hours.

I saw another white guy a while ago in a boomba, which scared the crap out of me. That wasn't the reaction I would've expected, but it was just so bizarre to see someone who looked pretty much just like me in my own village. I didn't talk to him, mostly out of fear, but my students tell me he's a veterinarian.


Blogger Jim's Dad said...

Jim, what the hell is a boomba?

8:54 AM  

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