I arrived in Lokossa Wednesday night. It was a two hour drive from Cotonou to Lokossa which is more centrally located. On the way here I saw a sign directing one to a place to see hippos! It is rainy season, so it rains several times a day, buckets and buckets at a time. It seems as if the clouds just open up and water pours out.
I am living with a Beninese family. The maman is very nice. She is a hair stylist and the house is attached to her shop. I am the 5th peace corps volunteer she has hosted.
For training they are teaching us French and about life in Benin. Everyone morning and evening I have classes at one of the high schools of “lycees” in the area. Since I don’t have time to load photos, I will try to describe the classroom. For the Igo folks, imagine the school at Sturbridge Village. At CG2 the room is very large and has slat windows (no glass or screens). There are bench style desks and the room can seat over 60 students with two students sharing a desk. There are two chalk boards and a table at the front of the room. That’s it. It is very different from the our classrooms in the states.
I miss everyone and hope to hear from you all!