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A day for a walk.

23 June 2015, Niger

Today we took a walk along the Niger River and we saw all sorts of activities; kids playing, serious conversations and light hearted flirting. The riverside is a beautiful social space that brings people together from all walks of life. While people-watching next to the flowing water, I saw what I thought was a fight […]


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We owned the night.

23 June 2015, Niger

In west Africa, as in many parts of Africa, black outs and frequent power cuts occur often. Usually one will stop what one’s doing, if it needed electricity, and just bask in the darkness until all goes back to normal. That is the script to power outages more or less. Unless, like me, you were […]


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Stories from the eye clinic.

23 June 2015, Niger

I’m sitting at the back of a really hot and stuffy room. The air conditioner must be releasing warm air because it has no effect what so ever, and the fan above my head might as well be still. Today it is 42 degrees. My sunblock is collecting in the bush of my eyebrows; then […]


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Smiles. 
A child’s smile will always bring out the best of us all.

23 June 2015, Niger

Before you grow up, little by little, more of the world is revealed. Your smile is a representation of the goodness in the world in its purest form. Way before the all-knowing age that we inevitably assume, our smile means more than a thank you and is received with more honesty than an oath. As […]