Courtesy of Morgann Lyles, Greenheart Travel Volunteer Abroad Participant in Benin
Me in my University of Georgia poncho on market day in Ouidah, Benin.
The Gate of No Return in Ouidah, marking the spot where many slaves boarded ships to the Americas.
My host brother Alex and host sister Merveille playing with my host mom’s motorcycle on the porch.
Me in my custom-made outfit with my host family, which was somewhat distracted by my sister Merveille’s tears. She didn’t want me to leave.
Me on a motorcycle taxi (“zem” or “zemidjan”) in Cotonou.
Two Beninese medical students with me on my first day at my volunteer project at the hospital.
One of my favorite meals: cassava (green container) with “cheese” and sauce.