This post is lovingly dedicated to my wife, who was told by the TSA worker that she was literally the last person entering the United States from Guinea who was required to undergo enhanced Ebola screening. Congratulations, hon! 😉 I bring him downstairs in the morning and our toddler asks, “Where’s mommy?” Mommy’s in Africa. … Continue reading Mommy is in Africa
They run out of the international airport into the sunlight and heat. Racing to the nearest vehicle, they fling their bags into the trunk. One asks the driver, “Do you know how to get to 123 Old Yola Road?” The other talks right over the first, “Do you speak English?” They jump in the car,… Continue reading Taxis
Before leaving on the trip, we bought the cheapest car seat that we could find. We considered it disposable for the trip. The one we got was pretty easy to lock into place with just a simple seatbelt pulled through its frame. This ease of installation was the critical success factor to its success. Traveling… Continue reading Car seats across Africa!
KidCo PeaPod This is a small pop-tent which functions as a crib with integrated mosquito net. It folds down into a tiny (~8”) circle, and just magically transforms into a tent when released. It has a self-inflating mattress that fits well with the rest of it when folded up. The PeaPod has screen windows. I… Continue reading What to Buy or Bring: Traveling with a Toddler
WARNING: Do not visit friends in the Emerging World with a toddler unless you are prepared to see them walk through, jump in, stand in, sit in, roll in, smear all over their body, and actually ingest filth which sent many a pith-helmeted colonizer to an early grave. The last few weeks have been a… Continue reading International Travel with Toddlers in the Emerging World