Grew up in New Jersey, spent some time in New York City and, for the past 4 years, living and working in Benin, West Africa . Moving to Benin taught me that I am a collection of habits, the value of learning languages and the goodness of traveling.
In most places, people generally appreciate when you learn salutations and easy expressions in their language. Anyone have experience trying out their novice Italian in Italy? If your at a restaurant and know enough vocab/expressions to order, will most waiters put up with... See More
Marché Dantokpa: People say it's the biggest market in West Africa. Spend an hour or two walking through the labyrinth of stalls and get a sensory overload. You may be inclined to purchase an "Obama girl" T-shirt and matching underwear... See More