Saturday, Jan. 31
With help from readers, I’ve put together a list of most popular blog posts. Here’s your chance to scroll through and make sure you’ve read the best stories.
Homecoming: I reunite with a polygamous family in the village of Fongo-Ndeng.
Feeding and healing: A night of celebration for a grieving family.
The gift of school: Money collected from readers of this blog to pay for school was cause for joy in Fongo-Ndeng.
A very long layover: Unwilling to pay a bribe? Unable to leave the airport.
Special delivery: Why I took the risk of carrying a package from a stranger on a flight.
Old, wrinked and inspiring: An unusual bunkmate had a strong impression on me.
Zen: High on travel.
Overnight debacle: An adventure I’d rather avoid: sleeping in a not-so-safe bush taxi station.
Jean and Lolita: Watching a sick boy in Burkina Faso connect with a chimp.
Desert by camel: Experiencing a sandstorm in Timbuktu.
Making much from mud: Exploring Djenne, Mali, where all buildings are made of mud.
* If there’s another post you’d like to see included here, let me know and I’ll add the link.