"On est ensemble" is a very popular phrase here in Abidjan. In English it means: "We're in this together." It's my hope that through this space, everyone I love - no matter how near or far - can join me on my journey in Côte d'Ivoire.



the blog

This is where I share my stories, reflections, reactions, and updates. Each post is a diary entry to me and a love letter to you. It's nearly impossible to articulate just how amazing life is here in Abidjan, but I'll do my best.


More photos

Take a look at the sights and beauty of Côte d'Ivoire.

My working dictionary

As you can imagine, I am learning a LOT of new words and phrases. Here are a few additions to my Ivoirian vocabulary.


The book of faces

Let me introduce you to the myriad of amazing people that I've met here so far! These people include colleagues, neighbors, street vendors, students, friends, and collectively, these individuals make up my incredible Ivoirian family.



Some of my favorite songs. *Warning* They will get stuck in your head.

bien manger

Côte d'Ivoire first stole my heart by appealing to my stomach. Check out some of the delicious food I've been eating each day.