Tuesday, November 27, 2007


S is back from Maiduguri! I'm very jealous because it sounds like his trip was fabulous! Here's a few photos to give you a small taste of Nigeria.

Here he is (far right) with members of the International Sociological Association PhD laboratory travel group and some faculty and students from the University of Maiduguri.

These are women from a village called Alau.

This photo is one of our favorites... a man fishing near the dam at Alau.

And fishing.

Here's a street scene from Maiduguri... S said that motorcycles were the primary mode of transportation around.

Beautiful hmm?

Many more photos can be found on flikr.

I'm glad to have him home... he's definitely still jet lagged, but catching up. Sounds like the group was treated incredibly well there, but it's good to remember that not all parts of the world have access to all the riches and privileges we have here in the US. Seeing his pictures and hearing his stories definitely makes me interested in visiting Africa and gives me a much bigger picture of the world.


Robin said...

Wow, what an interesting trip. I think travel can be so eye-opening to the ways of life of other people. I think I read somewhere once that travel not only teaches you about others, it also teaches about yourself and your home country by contrast.

Octopus Knits said...

Those photos are wonderful - thanks for sharing!