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France and Benin 2005

Journal 12

When I came to Africa, I knew that I had a Mennonite background, I eat turkey and potatoes for Thanksgiving, and go to church on Sunday for 2 hours at max. Whn I came to Africa I knew that things would be different and for 2 months I would have to give up my traditions and religions so that I could expereince others. By giving up, I don't mean losing, I mean putting them aside while Im here so that I can fully experience the diversity and richness of the Benin culture.

- Ryan Detweiler