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Benin Visit: 2005-1
2009-02-03 - The largest voodoo festival on the planet takes place in mid-January in Ouidah, Benin. I was traveling in Ghana and heard about it and was eager to go but reluctant to go alone as I speak no French. In Cape Cross I met a guy from Sweden who spoke enough French and talked him (which wasn't hard) into going with me. The festival was great - think of being in a fabric store when all the brightly colored bolts of fabric come alive and start dancing. That's what it looked like, with everybody in their party finest. We also visited Ganvie, an interesting floating city, and Abomey, the historic center of the Dahomey empire.


District of Columbia Visit: 2009-1
2009-02-03 - I am happy to have been one of the 1.9 million Americans who were excited enough to attend the inauguration of President Barack Obama. My niece had taken a 'gap year' to work on the Obama campaign so I stopped in North Carolina and picked her up on my way to D.C. It was exhilarating, cold, crowded, fun, exciting and gave me hope for our country and the planet.
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