Sonntag, 3. Januar 2010
2. 1. Cotonou exploration
Still holiday feeling, but we had to go out to explore urgently. Joachim found a new item worth collecting: plastic water bags, which exist all along the beach and actually everywhere, so it was easy to find about 30 different types within an hour, saying things like: Don du Dieu, Jesus t´aime, Omi Tutu, Al Moubarak, Excellence, Princesse… We saw big tableaux growing for the exhibition in our minds.
Then to the beach restaurant to bring our donation from “Parkhouse” in Graz: 15 white plastic chairs. The restaurant was crowded with guests, but for the chairs there were immediately 3 people available to clean and put them around the tables. It was a celebration.
After unloading the chairs, we went to the city center to explore the huge market.
I went with Maryam and Joachim, while Stefan and Igor stayed together.
Along the bay, which borders the market, there are piles of trash again, but nothing real attractive for collecting – the area serves as public toilet as well. We took lots of pictures, and after a short talk everybody was really friendly and nice.
Before it got dark, we found a women´s cooperative recycling plastic and glass bottles, and we made an appointment to come back on Monday for photos and interviews.
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