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3 months in Burkina Faso

I’m back in France after almost 3 months in Burkina Faso. You may have noticed, I didn’t post a lot of articles on the blog. The reason is simple, it’s already so hard to analyze what was happening to me that I felt incapable to write about it. However, after these 3 months, I want to take time to tell you what I felt during my trip. There will be no city guide, I can’t tell you how to visit Burkina because I did it in a singular way and not like a tourist. So here are feelings that I felt in Burkina Faso, sometimes only one, sometimes all at the same time.  Read more

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Africa, Dance, Travel diary

Bobo Dioulasso, the artist city

my trip in bobo dioulasso volunteering in ASOF association - dance travel - artist city - Dancer with a backpack

After spending a few weeks in a small city, the second stop of my Burkina trip is Bobo Dioulasso. According to my guide, it seems really promising, it is the second city of Burkina Faso and where a lot of the cultural manifestations are concentrated.

During my African journey, I decided to volunteer in different associations. It was, for me, a way to feel helpful and to help me discover a culture that I didn’t know at all. In Bobo, I have been hosted by ASOF Burkina. This association is helping kids outside of the school system. They take them over for a year, give them classes and artistic initiation in order to help them to get back to the classic school. Read more

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Africa, Travel diary

First steps in Africa

first steps in Africa - dancer with a backpack - burkina faso

Here I am stepping out of the plane in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Even after several hours of travel, I still can’t believe it.

Burkina Faso is my first stop of my year of traveling. I chose this destination to discover Africa. This is a small country with over 19 millions of habitants which 70% is still leaving outside of the cities. The official language is French, that will help me communicate with the population, however, a big part of Burkina people doesn’t speak French. They are speaking local languages, there are a lot of them and even more declinations of them. Read more

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