Me standing at the edge of the Sahara in Morocco 11 years ago. I still have a blog up called Afriquiescence: Yielding to Africa. This picture is from the post titled, “From Merzouga to Marrakesh in Technicolor.” You can almost picture my future nappy dreads — which started forming soon after entering Ghana from Burkina Faso.

The Time I Traveled Through West Africa & Didn’t Get Killed by Terrorists

In Memory to Those Who’ve Given Their Lives Saving Adventurous Tourists

French commandos Cedric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello were killed in Burkina Faso.