I'm back! Vacation was just what the doctor ordered, and I have settled back into life here in Abidjan.
The time away gave me the chance to figure a couple of things out:
- Buy a mattress at Ikea, and bring it with you. Your wallet (and your back) will thank you.
- Don't underestimate your body's reaction to the heat. When planning my move here, I thought malaria and food poisoning would me my worst enemies. It so happens that heat has been my worst enemy. The constant heat makes me irritable, has caused an eczema outbreak on my skin and leaves me feeling down. If you're like me, you'd be wise to remember that April is the hottest month of the year here -- plan accordingly...