i found out yesterday that all the expats in cotonou get together every saturday to play softball. instant friends for me!! unless friendship is contingent on my softball skills... then i'm in trouble.
this is much better news than the bit about the flies that lay eggs under your skin, causing "bumps that look like bug bites with a red dot in the center" to which you simply "apply vaseline, causing the worm to poke out it's head so it's easily removed." oh, lovely.