Journeying North

We’re writing from Ouagadougou, by far the coolest name for a capital city anywhere in the world. The past 24 hours, we have been enjoying such ridiculous city-life amenities as baguette salesmen walking the streets and a supermarket that actually sells twix and mars bars. We’ve also had a lot of fun practicing our (virtually nonexistant) French.

After a quick stop at our new favorite guesthouse in Bolgatanga, we spent the last several days in Sandema, which will be our home for over 3 weeks. Despite the mosquito bites, the stomach viruses and the stifling heat, we can see why no one can get enough of it. Joe and the boys from HCC welcomed us with open arms and IB, a local police officer, insisted he cook us some of the best Jollof Rice we have ever had. Lauren had particular fun learning how to hold a baby West African style while at a pito spot — one of the local hangouts. Adjusting to life in Ghana’s Upper East Region is no easy task, but with good people all around, it’ll go as smoothly as it can go.

Our numbers while in Burkina Faso are +226.716.46.341 and +226.716.46.342 in case you need to reach us. The next few days will consist of the irritating process of getting visas so the rest of the group won’t have any problems, followed by a few days exploring Bobo-Dioulasso before proceeding to Bamako, where we are going to meet with representatives from Sahel-Eco.

Till Next time

<3 Lauren and Andy