I don't know what it is, but ever since Ricardo left I've felt completely exhausted. Granted, I am waking up quite early and being more productive during the day than I was when Rico was here, but I find myself just wanting to collapse at the end of the evening.
I am feeling especially drained today after spending 7 hours preparing a writing sample for that Project Monitor position with the EU I interviewed for two weeks ago. As a result, despite all of the potential soapboxes I could mount for the current Sunday Scribblings topic, I have decided to keep it very simple.
My two cents worth is that Paul Theroux's book "Dark Star Safari" is the most accurate and best-written account of Africa I've yet to come across. It is the story of an overland trip the author took from Cairo to Cape Town, with an added prologue about the situation in Zimbabwe. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about this continent, its problems and the only hope - in my opinion as well as Mr. Theroux's - for a way forward.
Since I'm already plugging things in this post, I'll add here that the online interview I did last week is now published, and the site is actually quite extensive and has some great interviews. Check out my interview and the experiences of other expats here. I suppose this also qualifies for my two cents about living and working in Mozambique.