|Got my hair braided! Long, heavy and purple. Yes, purple. This is with |
my friend Ashley in Parakou for Halloween.
|My 14 year old friend/spider exterminator Epiphane. He saved me |
from the evil designs of this Anyphops. Tee hee, Anyphops.
|Still working on the world map! Not done yet, but with outlining and labeling, it's looking really good!|
|See that line snaking its way through the school yard? That's a two-inch|
thick line of marching soldier ants. They stop for nothing, eat everything,
and according to Gabriel, attack people if they get in their way.
|My legacy as an English teacher in Benin. I'm so proud.|
|Visited my friend Claire's village, Ketou, where the main landmark is this GIANT sacred|
pile of trash. Apparently there's a voodoo priestess buried underneath.
|This week, I killed my first chicken! Here it is alive.|
|After giving it its last drink of water (in Benin, you always |
give the animal a drink before you kill it, because you
don't want it to have to die thirsty), I did the actual
cutting of the throat.
|With Pierrette, post-chicken killing. She was proud |
of me! I mainly just wanted to wash the gunk off
of my hands. :)