Friday, September 26, 2008

Beninese Salad

Mix the following in a bowl:

1 handful Salad
1 cup Spaghetti noodles
3 tablespoons Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Vinegar
1/2 can Tuna
1 Small sauteed onion
1/2 Chopped tomato
1/2 Sliced potato

I'm guessing at the quantities since they make this in the dark with just a single ordinary spoon. In any event, the majority of the meal should consist of noodles and salad. This costs 500 CFA (about $1.10).

Sunday, September 14, 2008


So apparently someone decided to start a project to photograph every location on Earth where a line of longitude and a line of latitude converge. There are nine such confluences in Benin, 6 of which have been documented and 3 of which have not.

So in March I'm going to go photograph them in order to complete Benin. All three are fortunately in the north and two are close to villages and dirt roads, at least from what I can tell from Google Earth. The one in the far north is only about 15-20 km from a volunteer's post but it's also in a wildlife park, so that may be difficult to get to.