Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Ton Appel Mali!

Anna comes from a small town in central Sweden- Ostersund. She travelled to Djenn√© all alone on the local bus. She speaks only English, thus  cannot really communicate with anyone here- that is she ought not to be able to communicate- but she does ! She is the most intrepid of travellers and has seemingly no problems communicating with anyone at all.  She turned up here a couple of days ago and last night she made herself very popular with the patriotic Levy  (left ) and Keita when she produced her recorder and started playing the Malian National Anthem !


Blogger David said...

Priceless. Long live the intrepid Swedes, whom we love, as you know. You are not the only true individual among them, either...

12:34 AM  
Blogger toubab said...

Indeed David! thank you. It was a great evening by the way, which included starlit dinner with the military Attaché from the Canadian Embassy and friend who wanted to know from Anna and me what happened to the Swedes? As Vikings we caused panic and devastation everywhere, we conquered vast swathes of the know world. And for the last couple of hundred years we have been the most peaceful of all peoples. Why? Was there something in the diet with longterm genetic effect? Elk? Lingonberry Jam?

10:05 AM  
Blogger David said...

Indeed - and look at the Danish Vikings, with their eminently sensible Borgen (DVD box compulsory viewing for you out there). The Icelanders, among whom I've just been, always seem to have been more bookish than warlike, though.

Maybe you need more regular helpings of surstromming to make you sour and fierce. In any case, as we know, when roused to ire (often), you can be a very terrifying Valkyrie!

3:34 PM  

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