ArchiveBlogBlog 2011

Growing pains

“I can’t believe how tired I am.” Patrick was barely keeping his head off the table at Chez Afrique, where we had eaten lunch just days after arriving in Accra. He had slept fine the night before but the midday slump had hit hard. “It’s like we’re babies,” I said. “We’re experiencing all these new […]

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ArchiveBlogBlog 2011

No Postcards Here

While on a quick tour of Accra today, we—a group of 18 jetlagged Americans—quickly realized that we’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto. Some differences are charming—say, the sheep walking two-by-two on the sidewalk and the God references in all the signage. Others, though, make our complaints about near-100 percent humidity and mosquito bites and weak […]

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