Not so long before I leave for Côte d'Ivoire, and I'm working on ways to work through the anticipation insomnia. One way is checking out the few English-language blogs on living in Côte d'Ivoire (Abidjan especially). I know I can learn more in French, but it's not so conducive for late-night browsing.
Phil in the Blank
I'll add more as/if I find them.
Travel and research notes
Fieldwork and travel in Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Mali, as well as Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tanzania, South Africa, and wherever else I end up. Plus occasional research-related thoughts.