Monday, May 12, 2008

Hôtel Soba: Il y a treize ans

Below is one of my favorite photos of myself. It sums up so much of that little half-week diversion to Bobo-Dioulasso and then Lomé with Olaf. It was easily one of the best weeks of my life.

I don't happen to remember the US dollar equivalent of CFA 16,470.




UPDATE: For those commenting on my cuteness and sex appeal -- note that I did look like this once upon a time. For those not proficient in French at all, note that the title of this post includes the phrase "13 years ago"... However, thank you for your kind and flattering words. That is all.

10 comments:

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I'm fairly sure it was the Soba where I stayed as well on my trips there in 1990 and 1994. I should check my obsessive collection of journals and receipts. Did you make it to Ouaga as well? I managed to stay much healthier on trip two than trip one. Was your trip work or vacation?

Papagayo said...

what an evocative picture of you. you look like a fox, yes, but it also makes me nostalgic in some way for a past not mine. i can imagine why you'd like to return. it is a great shot.

The Angry Young Man said...

They have bread in Africa? Who'da thunk it true?!

joe said...

Man, we baked our own and brought it with us. What're you thinking???

Salty Miss Jill said...

One of my favorite pictures of you, too.
You look mischeivious.;)
The places you must go, the people you must meet...my stars...

Anonymous said...

Look at you! So cute! I know you have a postcard, addressed to me in Goleta, in your backpack. Your Geo's fine parked in Don's driveway, and hi from the Santa Barbara Health Initiative.

When ARE we going to FESPACO?

Huntington said...

(Of course, that last comment was from me. And all about me, come to think of it. Sigh.)

TigerYogiji said...

Goodness Gracious! You are a cutie! ;)

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Based on recent photos, I'd say that you've not lost it 13 years on. Dare I say maturity suits you well?

bigislandjeepguy said...

it is *all* about that smirky smile.