Africa, Travel diary

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.

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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

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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