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Falling In Love With Liberia

Robertsport week 2 So of course we stayed in Robertsport for Christmas. If you had to choose between passing an extra week in paradise or taking a hard dirt road over the border during a school holiday, what would you … Continue reading

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Big Reg Goes To Robertsport

Back On The Road And then, just like that, the rain stopped. It was the first week of December, there had been no new Ebola cases in Liberia for 2 weeks and the media celebrated when the father and brother … Continue reading

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Making Friends, Making Movies

Our last few days at Kendeja, I saw the difference Zola’s friendship with Melvin has made to his self-confidence. It wasn’t just my son’s shoulders expanding. He was starting to identify himself as a young man capable of hanging out … Continue reading

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Coconut O’Clock

My favourite times of day have always been dawn and dusk, but in West Africa you have to be paying close attention or else you’ll miss them. Sunrise happens so quickly that I can get up in the pitch dark … Continue reading

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Qui sème le vent…

It doesn’t matter how carefully we pack, how tightly we seal things away: after a rainy season, it always seems to take a full week to get the truck ready for the road. Even though, thanks to Sean’s vacuum bags, … Continue reading

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Courtesy of our Stranger Father

So, back to the warmth of Liberia once again; I am hoping it’s third time lucky and we’ll soon be driving, not flying, out. The main difference in the year or so that has passed since we left Liberia the … Continue reading

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New Brooms

On my morning walk two days after the last blog was posted, I came upon a team of ten people cleaning the beach. Seven women with brooms made out of twigs were sweeping the sparse litter into piles, which were … Continue reading

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