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Burkina Faso Road Trip

By |2019-07-06T12:47:54-05:00July 9th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Burkina Faso Road Trip “Uncle Paul, do you know the capital of Upper Volta?” a cocky 12 year old quizzed his elder. “Upper what?” Uncle Paul responded, perplexed with a dollop of indifference. “Ouagadougou!” the proud 12 year old responded, hitting each one of the syllables.  The brash pre-teen of course was me.  At my school, [...]

Tiebele Painted Houses

By |2019-07-06T12:51:46-05:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: Africa, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tiebele Painted Houses.  The truck grooved down the fairly-well graded dirt road.  The windows were rolled down, orange/brown dust poured in.  There was no AC.  It was well over 100 F and I was covered in a permanent glaze of sweat.  I was in southern Burkina Faso, near the Ghana border, heading to the painted village [...]

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